Dr. Nancy Sherman on Philosophy, Stoicism, the military mindset and living a life of action

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Dr. Nancy Sherman is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.  She was also the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United States Naval Academy.  She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard, and has taught at some of the best academic institutions in the U.S., to include Yale and Johns Hopkins.  Sherman is the author of four books, several of which focus on military issues.

We have a rich conversation in which we cover:

• A brief overview of Philosophy and how it can be applied to daily life

• Stoicism, and why it’s popular

• The POW story of James Stockdale and Epictetus

• Connections to the military mindset

• Her books about the military

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