The ancient philosophy of Stoicism can still direct to lead a good life, even today. Philosopher William B. Irvine offers us a refreshing look at a school of thought that teaches the importance of tranquility.
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Stoicism has made its impact through the centuries. Great leaders have turned to the rational mindset espoused by the third century philosopher Zeno of Citium as a means of controlling their emotions. However, according to a new book by philosopher William B. Irvine, Stoicism has much to offer twenty-first century seekers of tranquility. And it’s not all seriousness. WFIU’s Adam Schwartz spoke with Irvine who explains his theory in A Guide to the Good Life: The Art of Stoic Joy.