Stoicism, Ecstasy & Self Transcendence: An Interview with Jules Evans

Jules Evans is the Policy Director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London and a leading researcher into ecstatic experience. He runs the world’s biggest philosophy club, the London Philosophy Club, which has over 9,000 members.

Jules’ first book, ‘Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations’ explored how Greek philosophy – particularly Stoicism, inspired Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It was published in 19 countries and was selected by Matthew Syed as a Times Book of the Year.

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations - Jules Evans

His second book: ‘The Art of Losing Control’ explores the science of ecstasy and all the different ways people find ecstatic experiences in a post religious culture – how it can be good for us, but also harmful too.

The Art of Losing Control - Jules Evans

He has written for The Times, the Guardian and Wired and has been named as a BBC New Generation Thinker. You can keep up to date with Jules’ work on his website: philosophyforlife.org and you can support his writing via Patreon.

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2018-10-21T18:32:56+03:00 October 21st, 2018|Blog|

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