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Worlds of Speculative Fiction – Anne McCaffrey

Earlier this month, we met for the sixteenth session in the Worlds of Speculative Fiction series, this time discussing the narrative world and philosophical themes of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series (focusing mainly on the first books in that series).  We had an excellent discussion – not least since some of the participants had […]

Interview With Scott Tarulli

While I was up at St. Anselm College last weekend, presenting at the 6th St. Anselm Conference, I had the opportunity to hang out with a professional musician and professor, Scott Tarulli – someone who started out originally as a tutorial student, and who has become a good friend in the process (particularly given how […]

Interview With Stoicism Today

At the Stoicon conference coming up this October, Andi and I will be providing a workshop, Dealing with Difficult People At Work – Stoic Strategies. Stoicism Today is doing interviews with all of the Stoicon speakers.  If you’d like to read mine – discussing my interest in Stoic philosophy, how I use it in my work, and why […]

New Aristotle Courses Available in ReasonIO Academy

We have just opened two new courses for enrollment!  Here they are: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, books 1-5 – $99.00 Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, books 6-10 – $99.00 You can also save $29 by purchasing them together in a course bundle.  Together, the two courses include 94 lecture videos, 38 lesson pages, 27 downloadable handouts, 10 quizzes, […]

Elisabeth of Bohemia – Women You Should Read

We finished up the month of March with a talk at the Shorewood Public Library, kicking off a new quarterly series there – Women You Should (Have) Read.  For the first lecture and discussion, we examined the life and the correspondence of Elisabeth of Bohemia. Her story is fascinating – her family is right at […]

Women’s History Month Lecture – Mary Wollstonecraft

I was invited to provide a Women’s History Month lecture on Mary Wollstonecraft, an often overlooked woman philosopher, social theorist, and virtue ethicist.  We had some lively and enjoyable discussion while celebrating Wollstonecraft’s all too short life and career. Videorecording of the entire session can be found here.  The slides from the presentation are also […]

Better Than Food Interview – Three Books That Changed My Life

I got asked a great question by Clifford Lee Sargent – what are the three books that changed your life?  – for the very first session of his podcast (the video of which you can see here). It took a lot of thinking on my part, and I eventually settled on three classics of virtue […]

Worlds of Speculative Fiction – Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker Galaxy

Our monthly talk series – Worlds of Speculative Fiction – continued with a fifteenth session on Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series (“a trilogy in five parts”).  We had some excellent discussion of the narrative universe Adams created, the nature of comedy, and some of the paradoxes of time travel. If you’d like […]

Webinar and Online Seminars Next Week – Aristotle on Virtues and Vices

We are starting up a series of monthly online Philosophy events – running through the whole of 2017 – beginning next week.  The topic for the events this month is Aristotle on Virtues and Vices First, we’ll be hosting a FREE 45-minute webinar at 12:00 PM (Central Time), Tuesday March 14.  This is open to […]

Stoicism Today – Perspectives and Practices For Addressing Anger

Last fall, I gave a 90 minute workshop – both at the Stoicon conference and back here in Milwaukee as well – “Struggling With Anger? Useful Stoic Perspectives and Practices”.  We’ve been publishing a series of posts at Stoicism Today – the plenary addresses and summaries of the workshop presentations – for the readership who […]