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Susan Sauve Meyer On Becoming A Better Person With Aristotle



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Ryan speaks with Susan Sauve Meyer about the work of making ancient philosophy accessible in today’s world, the insights that she has gained from teaching philosophy to powerful and famous people, what it was like to practice philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome, in what ways Aristotle and the Stoics would have agreed and disagreed, and more.

Susan Sauve Meyer is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and she taught at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on Greek and Roman Philosophy and the History of Moral Philosophy, and includes her books Aristotle on Moral Responsibility and Ancient Ethics. Susan teaches a popular online course in philosophy on Coursera, which gained national notoriety when it was attended and praised by pop singer Shakira.

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