Can Ancient Philosophy provide real life solutions in our Modern times?
One of the keynote speakers to Classical Wisdom’s inaugural Online Symposium, the brilliant philosopher, prominent Stoic and hugely popular author, Massimo Pigliucci, says Yes.
(For those who aren’t already familiar with Professor Pigliucci – he is quite the polymath! Born in Liberia, Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Philosophy and his research interests include the philosophy of science and the practical philosophy of Stoicism.)
Not only that, he goes one step further to illuminate the way in his latest book, A Field Guide to a Happy Life.
For more than two thousand years, Stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship. Little wonder, then, that it is having such a revival in our own troubled times.
In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a renewed Stoicism that reflects modern science and sensibilities. Pigliucci embraces the joyful bonds of affection, the satisfactions of a job well done, and the grief that attends loss. In his hands, Stoicism isn’t about feats of indifference, but about enduring pain without being overwhelmed, while enjoying pleasures without losing our heads.
In short, he makes Stoicism into a philosophy all of us — whether committed Stoics or simply seekers — can use to live better.