William O. Stephens, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
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.
“What Did the Stoics Think: Marcus Aurelius with William Stephens” (51:25 – March 9, 2020) The Magna Aurea Podcast interview with Halston Williams (official release June 22, 2021).
“William Stephens — Writing Stoicism and Happiness” audio (57:01) The Hidden Why podcast interview with Leigh Martinuzzi (Aug. 23, 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 (Oct. 25, 2020).
“William Stephens: An Introduction to Marcus Aurelius” is eight short audio clips from an interview with Caleb Ontiveros on StoaMeditation.com (July 12, 2020).
“Why Marcus Aurelius Matters, in 5 of His Classic Quotes” explained by WOS, HowStuffWorks.com May 26, 2020 story by Dave Roos.
“Living in Agreement with Nature” video (1:01:06) The Practical Stoic podcast interview with Simon J. E. Drew (April 17, 2020).
“Stoicism during COVID-19” YouTube video (26:06) interview with Janey Goddard (April 6, 2020).
“William Stephens’ Guide to Marcus Aurelius” audio interview (56:41) with Caleb Ontiveros on StoaMeditation.com (Dec. 19, 2019).
“A Stoic Approach to Travel and Tourism” YouTube video (22:44) of presentation at Stoicon (Sept. 29, 2018) at Royal Holloway, University of London, England.
“Phobias, Terrorism, and Stoic Fearlessness” YouTube video (35:45) of presentation at Stoicon (Oct. 14, 2017) in Toronto, Canada.
Of his four books (displayed left) the most recent is Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2012).
Epictetus’ Enchiridion: A New Translation and Guide to Stoic Ethics (Bloomsbury, 2022), co-authored with Scott Aikin, is forthcoming.
Adolf F. Bonhöffer, The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus: An English Translation, Revised Edition. William O. Stephens, translator. New York: Peter Lang, 2021.
last updated 25 March 2021