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Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to writer, speaker and practical philosopher Jules Evans. 21/10/2020
Jules is a research fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London. He’s also the founder of the London Philosophy Club and co–founder of the first Stoicon, festival of Stoicism. He’s the author of ‘Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations’, ‘The Art of Losing Control’, ‘Holiday from the Self’ and most recently ‘Breaking Open: finding a way through spiritual emergency.’
In this episode he talks about his boarding school hedonism, near death experiences, foray into charismatic Christianity and why he thinks our society needs more space for ecstatic experiences.
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Posted 21 October 2020
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