William O. Stephens, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Creighton University
stoic at creighton dot edu

His interests include ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, Stoicism as a way of life, Stoicism and popular culture, ethics, animals, and the environment.

The Meaning of ‘Resilience’” (28:50) presented at Philosophy and Resilience: Choose not to be harmed, a virtual conference of Plato’s Academy Centre (20 May 2023).

Marcus Aurelius Anniversary Symposium 2023 (1:42:11) with Donald Robertson, John Sellars, and WOS discussing the Stoic emperor’s life, philosophy, and practical relevance today (26 April 2023).

William O. Stephens on Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius” (1:05:23) interview with Donald Robertson of Plato’s Academy Centre (25 April 2023).

William Stephens on Epictetus’s Handbook” (51:38) conversation with Caleb Ontiveros on StoaMeditation.com (17 March 2023).

Sports, Virtue & Stoicism” with Nick Davis (1:15:49) The Walled Garden conversation with Simon Drew (12 Jan. 2023).

Rediscovering Unity in the Midst of Fragmentation” (1:42:58) The Walled Garden conversation on Stoic theology and cosmology with Simon Drew (7 Oct. 2022).

What Did the Stoics Think: Marcus Aurelius with William Stephens” (51:25 – March 9, 2020) The Magna Aurea Podcast interview with Halston Williams (22 June 2021).

“An in-depth conversation about Stoicism with William O. Stephens” (53:35) [iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, YouTube] The Archetypal Mosaic with Mikhail Tank (17 March 2021).

William Stephens — Writing Stoicism and Happiness” audio (57:01) The Hidden Why podcast interview with Leigh Martinuzzi (23 Aug. 2020).

William Stephens on Marcus Aurelius, philosopher” a Stoa Nova Conversation (1:07:13) with Rob Colter and Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York (25 Oct. 2020).

William Stephens: An Introduction to Marcus Aurelius” is eight short audio clips from an interview with Caleb Ontiveros on StoaMeditation.com (12 July 2020).

Why Marcus Aurelius Matters, in 5 of His Classic Quotes” explained by WOS, HowStuffWorks.com story by Dave Roos (26 May 2020).

Living in Agreement with Nature” video (1:01:06) The Practical Stoic podcast interview with Simon J. E. Drew (17 April 2020).

Stoicism during COVID-19” YouTube video (26:06) interview with Janey Goddard (6 April 2020).

William Stephens’ Guide to Marcus Aurelius” audio interview (56:41) with Caleb Ontiveros on StoaMeditation.com (19 Dec. 2019).

A Stoic Approach to Travel and Tourism” YouTube video (22:44) of presentation at Stoicon (29 Sept. 2018) at Royal Holloway, University of London, England.

Phobias, Terrorism, and Stoic Fearlessness” YouTube video (35:45) of presentation at Stoicon (14 Oct. 2017) in Toronto, Canada.

Adolf F. Bonhöffer, The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus: An English Translation, Revised Edition. William O. Stephens, translator. New York: Peter Lang, 2021.

A. F. Bonhöffer, The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus, revised edn. (Peter Lang 2021)

last updated 31 May 2023