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William Irvine on Applied Stoicism

William Irvine on Applied Stoicism

Update: 2022-04-191
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William Irvine, a professor at Wright State University, thinks, teaches, and writes about philosophy. He is the author of many books and publications including the one he and Eric discuss in this episode, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient.

In this episode, Eric and Bill discuss what it means to live and practice Stoicism.

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Professor William B. Irvine and I Discuss Applied Stoicism and…

  • His book, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient
  • Three sources from which your desires can arise 
  • The limitations of our rational brain
  • Techniques for harnessing negative emotions and using them for good purposes
  • The practice of stoicism
  • That as humans, no matter what we have we will take it for granted
  • Remembering that for everything we do, there will be a last time
  • A better goal in life than being happy
  • The role and benefit of having a grand goal
  • The trichotomy of control

William Irvine links:

Bill’s Website

Bill’s Writings

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