A Midlife Crisis Assist From The Philosophers
"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.