Of all the crazy and spendthrift things I’ve done, this has to be the craziest. In the middle of an economic recession, in the same week I had to pay my taxes, I’ve flown to San Antonio, Texas, to see an event on consciousness. Because I think it’s important. And because I’m crazy and clearly Read more…

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So Aristotle and the Stoics have competing versions of the Good Life, which I want to discuss, to show that they’re both incomplete, but sort of work together. Aristotle says that the Good Life involves the inner state of contemplating truth and attaining the virtues; and certain external states as well: having health, friends, a Read more…

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