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A Midlife Crisis Assist From The Philosophers

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"Midlife crisis" comes with a stock photo in America, and usually one question: Corvette or Mustang?  Or some other red sports car? 

Kieran Setiya offers another choice: Aristotle or Schopenhauer?  Those are not sports cars, as you might have detected. 

Kieran Setiya is a professor of philosophy at MIT, and he offers up the wisdom of the ancients (and some more recent thinkers) in his book Midlife: A Philosophical Guide.  We talk about the things that come to mind naturally in midlife, and what the great thinkers thought about them. 

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