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Jules Evans: Socrates and Psychotherapy

Jules Evans explores what ancient Greek and Roman philosophy can tell modern society about well-being and warns that the new politics of happiness risks becoming illiberal.

Jules Evans, author of "Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations", explores what ancient Greek and Roman philosophy can tell modern society about wellbeing. He celebrates the link between modern psychotherapy and the wisdom of Socrates, the Stoics and other ancient philosophers but warns that the new politics of happiness is in danger of becoming illiberal.
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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