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Seize the Moment Podcast

Mar 29, 2020

On episode 46, we welcome back Liz Dorval to discuss our lives in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, the medical facts of the virus and its spread, how its impacted mental health, and ways of helping others act in the best interests of everyone affected.

Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating...

Mar 22, 2020

On episode 45, we welcome philosopher Hiram Crespo to discuss the philosophy of Epicurus, using the hedonic calculus to form moral judgments, the importance of friendships for our happiness and growth, and creating a society that factors in the changing labor market.

Hiram Crespo is a freelance translator, blogger,...

Mar 15, 2020

On episode 44, we welcome philosopher Daniel A. Kaufman to discuss the flourishing life according to Aristotle, the limited utility of philosophy and self-help, debate the logic of Stoicism, and discuss the importance of experience and moderation in practical wisdom. 

Daniel A. Kaufman got his B.A. in history and...

Mar 8, 2020

On episode 43, we welcome Derek McAllister to discuss the history of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, the criticisms of psychiatry and the medical model, the importance of being an active participant in psychotherapy, and the role of philosophy and religion in treating depression.

Derek McAllister is a...

Mar 1, 2020

On episode 42, we welcome philosopher Bryan Van Norden to discuss Confucian ethics; how to commit to and implement righteousness, propriety, benevolence, and wisdom; and how our relationships define who we are.

Bryan W. Van Norden (born 1962) is a translator of Chinese philosophical texts, scholar of Chinese and...