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In this thirty-first episode of the Wisdom for Life radio show, hosts Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler discuss the topic of Philosophy As A Way Of Life.  This was a common, recurring, and traditional approach in philosophy until roughly the last two centuries. For this episode, Greg and Dan interviewed one of the present-day experts in this field, John Sellars, one of the co-founders of Modern Stoicism, ltd, professor of philosophy at Royal Holloway College in London, and the author of many books and articles on the matter.   They discuss what Philosophy As A Way Of Life is and what its main characteristics are, how it differs from standard types of academic philosophy, the importance of philosophical practices, and a number of other related topics.   John Sellars' article, What Is Philosophy As A Way Of Life can be found here - https://www.parrhesiajournal.org/parrhesia28/parrhesia28_sellars.pdf   The book recommendations from this session are: Pierre Hadot, Philosophy As a Way of Life - https://amzn.to/2N3nnvd Martha Nussbaum, The Therapy of Desire - https://amzn.to/2Z8N14d Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue - https://amzn.to/3afmOHl John Sellars, The Fourfold Remedy - https://amzn.to/3agvKfE   Show Music is by Scott Tarulli - https://www.scotttarulli.com/

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