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New Article Out in Explorations in Media Ecology

The March 2018 issue of Explorations in Media Ecology is now available online here. You can view the abstract for my article “Media Ecology and… 243 more words


On Pierre Hadot – A Draft Much too Long for a Blog Post

Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) was a French philosopher and historian of ancient philosophy, especially of Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Cynicism, Epicureanism, and Neoplatonism. He was a professor at the Collège de France in Paris where he also wrote and taught on a number of philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Merleau-Ponty, to name a few. 10,049 more words


The Irony of Practice: Hypocrisy

In a previous post, I pointed out the use of Socratic irony in Pierre Hadot’s writings on philosophy as a way of life involving spiritual exercises. 860 more words


Pierre Hadot on Socrates and Philosophy as a way of being

French Philosopher Pierre Hadot (February 21, 1922 – April 24, 2010), reminds us that ancient philosophy is vastly different from the way philosophy is taught today.   601 more words

The Practice of Irony in Pierre Hadot

Pierre Hadot is well-known for his idea that philosophy is not a merely professional endeavor or simply a system of ideas but is a way of living, a practice for which one must engage in “exercise” or “training” ( 1,874 more words


Panel on Philosophical Inquiry as Spiritual Exercise

In other news, I’ll be speaking at CIIS in SF on Thursday, April 19. The session is free and open to all in the area. Details below.