Wiliam B. Irvine, PhD

Professor of philosophy and author of "A guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy"

professor of philosophy at Wright State University. He’s an author of seven books, including The Stoic Challenge and A Guide to the Good Life, he has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Salon, Time, and the BBC.

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Stoicism, understood properly, is a cure for a disease.

The disease in question is the anxiety, grief, fear, and various other negative emotions that plague humans and prevent them from experiencing a joyful existence.

By practicing Stoic techniques, we can cure the disease and thereby gain tranquility.

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