Philosophy isn’t an abstract academic subject: it’s a way of life. After lots of requests, Spencer Klavan sits down in this episode of “Young Heretics” to talk through the Hellenistic philosophical schools of ancient Athens, starting with Stoicism—its roots in Greece, its encounter with Christianity, and what it has to say for us today.

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