Stoicism as a philosophy for an ordinary life | Massimo Pigliucci | TEDxAthens

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Massimo Pigliucci explains Stoicism and how to change your life for the better by practicing this ancient Greco-Roman philosophy as a way of life.

Massimo Pigliucci has PhDs in evolutionary biology and in philosophy. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the science-philosophy relationship, pseudoscience and the philosophy of Stoicism.
Pigliucci owns two blogs: Plato’s Footnote, on general philosophy, and How to Be a Stoic, on his personal exploration of Stoicism as a practical philosophy. He is the author of many books, including the bestseller "How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life."

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