Episode Resources

The following is a list of books associated with episodes.

Episode 45: Who Was Aristotle?

Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics

Episode 44: Who Was Plato?

Plato: The Republic

Plato: Five Dialogues

Plato: The Symposium

Episode 43: The Complete Works of Epictetus with Robin Waterfield

Epictetus: The Complete Works of Epictetus Translated by Robin Waterfield

Episode 42: Who Was Socrates?

Ward Farnsworth: The Socratic Method

Plato: The Republic

Xenophon: Conversations of Socrates

Episode 41: Who Were the Pre-Socratics?

Heraclitus: Fragments

Episode 40: The Ring Of Gyges

Plato: The Republic

Episode 38: How To Be Authentic with Skye Cleary

How To Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Authenticity

Episode 35: Can Logic Alone Prove the Existence of God: The Ontological Argument, Philosophy of Religion, Part 2

Episode 33: Philosophy Illustrated: Forty-Two Thought Experiments To Broaden Your Mind

Philosophy Illustrated: Forty-Two Thought Experiments To Broaden Your Mind

Episode 30 and 31 – Philosophy as a Way of Life

Pierre Hadot – Philosophy as a Way of Life

Episode Thirty: Epictetus, the Slave Who Became a Stoic Master – Stoic Thinkers Part Four

Epictetus – Discourses and Selected Writings (Including Enchiridion)

We would also like to recommend How To Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci

Episode Twenty Nine: Marcus Aurelius, the Stoic Emperor – Stoic Thinkers Part Three

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations, Gregory Hayes Translation

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations, Robin Waterfield Translation

Episode Twenty Eight: Seneca and the Stoic Life – Stoic Thinkers Part Two

Seneca – Letters from a Stoic

Seneca – On the Shortness of Life

Episode Twenty Five: Philosophers on Consciousness with Guest Jack Symes

Jack Symes – Philosophers on Consciousness: Talking About the Mind

Episode Twenty Two: Our Favorite Philosophy Books

Plato – The Republic

Albert Camus – The Plague

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations

Sarah Bakewell – How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

Aristotle – The Nicomachean Ethics

Mary Midgley – What Is Philosophy for?

Lucretius – The Nature of Things

John Kaag – Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life

Episode Twenty One: The Eternal Tao

Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching: Text Only Edition: Lao Tzu, Feng, Gia-Fu, English, Jane,  Lippe, Toinette, Needleman, Jacob: 2015679724346: Amazon.com: Books

Episode Twenty: Introduction to Transcendentalism

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Nature

Nature and Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson: 9780142437629 |  PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Episode Eighteen: Virtue’s Path to Happiness

Aristotle – Nicomedian Ethics

The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Classics): Aristotle, Beresford, Adam:  9780140455472: Amazon.com: Books

Episode Fourteen Pragmatism and William James with Guest Jeffrey Howard

Here are some book and articles our guest recommended.

Pragmatism by William James (1907)
“The Fixation of Belief” by Charles Peirce
“How to Make Our Ideas Clear” by Charles Peirce
Pragmatism: A Reader by Louis Menand
The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand
Sick Souls, Healthy Minds by John Kaag
William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert Richardson
“The American Scholar” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pragmatic Fashions by John Stuhr

Episode Thirteen – Kierkegaard, the Father of Existentialism

Soren Kierkegaard – Either/Or

Soren Kierkegaard – Fear and Trembling

Clare Carlisle – Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Episode Eleven – How To Be a Good Friend

Cicero – On the Good Life

Episode Ten – Is the Soul Immortal?

Plato – Phaedo

Episode Nine – The Life and Ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche with Guest Carson Knox

Friedrich Nietzsche – Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche – The Birth of Tragedy

Episode Eight – Falling Upward – A Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

Richard Rohr – Falling Upward

Episode Seven – What Does it Mean To Die Well?

L. S. Dugdale M.D. – The Lost Art of Dying

Episode SixMarcus Aurelius and Stoicism

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations

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