Marcus Aurelius – A Philosopher King For The Ages

Watch this fantastic lecture given by professor Michael Sugrue of Princeton University, as he presents an overview on the life and stoic ideals of none other than Plato’s “Philosopher King” himself – Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.

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  1. David Powell says:

    AWESOME Jason!!!!! Good stuff and par for your excellent course!!! Thanks for sharing as always!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Jason Cooper says:

    No problem, David – I think many of these so called leaders in this modern era would do well to follow the wise lessons of Marcus.

    The surprising thing is that Bill Clinton was suppose to have had read a copy of Marcus’ book ‘Meditations’??? What the hell happened there then, Bill?! I guess not everyone can understand and apply the principles of stoic philosophy to oneself and in leading others.