New Scientia Salon video, featuring another conversation between Dan Kaufman and yours truly. This one covers ground we have treated before : the current revival of Stoicism as a practical philosophy. While the video was initially released (on BloggingHeadsTV) around the occasion of the annual Stoic Week , I am publishing it here in part to nudge interested readers to my new site devoted entirely to Stoicism: HowToBeaStoic.org .
With Dan we talked about Stoic Week, as mentioned, about how to wrestle philosophy out of the ivory tower and onto the street, covered the idea of neo-Stoicism (like the ancient kind, but with less Zeus), talked about a typical day in the life of a practicing modern Stoic, and asked whether Stoicism can be a secular replacement for traditional religion.
Massimo Pigliucci is a biologist and philosopher at the City University of New York. His main interests are in the philosophy of science and pseudoscience. He is the editor-in-chief of Scientia Salon, and his latest book (co-edited with Maarten Boudry) is Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (Chicago Press).
Daniel A. Kaufman is a professor of philosophy at Missouri State University and a graduate of the City University of New York. His interests include epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, and social-political philosophy. His new blog is Apophenia.
 How to Be a Stoic.