25 episodes

What is the value of philosophy in everyday life and work?

Can philosophy offer us not just a way of life, but a way to make a living?

I profile philosophers who found their way through the wilderness beyond the ivory tower. We explore how they forged a new professional identity, how they built successful new careers, and how philosophy can add value in business, government...and pretty much everything else. From their stories, I distill the decisions, strategies, and habits that powered their success.

To learn more, check out www.davidestorey.com.

Wisdom at Work David Storey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

What is the value of philosophy in everyday life and work?

Can philosophy offer us not just a way of life, but a way to make a living?

I profile philosophers who found their way through the wilderness beyond the ivory tower. We explore how they forged a new professional identity, how they built successful new careers, and how philosophy can add value in business, government...and pretty much everything else. From their stories, I distill the decisions, strategies, and habits that powered their success.

To learn more, check out www.davidestorey.com.

    Episode #23: The Tom Morris Experience (Part 2): From Notre Dame to Corporate America

    Episode #23: The Tom Morris Experience (Part 2): From Notre Dame to Corporate America

    At the peak of academic success--a full professor at Notre Dame for 15 years, an accomplished scholar and acclaimed teacher--Tom Morris found another calling and took a huge risk: bringing philosophy into the business world.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode #22: The Tom Morris Experience (Part 1)

    Episode #22: The Tom Morris Experience (Part 1)

    From Notre Dame to the Today Show to General Motors, Tom Morris has been bringing philosophy to life for people for decades.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #21: Grace Lockrobin on Community Philosophy in a Time of Crisis

    Episode #21: Grace Lockrobin on Community Philosophy in a Time of Crisis

    Grace is a philosophy teacher, trainer, facilitator, scholar and advocate. Over the last fifteen years – through her many projects in the places people live, learn, work and play – she has enjoyed philosophical conversations with thousands of thinkers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. Through her workshops, training, talks and writing, she has shared her thinking … Continue reading "Episode #21: Grace Lockrobin on Community Philosophy in a Time of Crisis"

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode #20: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 2)

    Episode #20: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 2)

    Why is Jordan Peterson so popular? Steve McIntosh has an answer.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode #19: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 1)

    Episode #19: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 1)

    Steve McIntosh is the founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a think tank devoted to solving the problem of political polarization. His recent book, Developmental Politics, draws on integral philosophy to drill down into the causes of the culture wars, and proposes a bold new vision for how America can become a better version … Continue reading "Episode #19: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 1)"

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode #18: Ask a Philosopher with Ian Olasov

    Episode #18: Ask a Philosopher with Ian Olasov

    Ian Olasov is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a public philosopher at large. In his new book, Ask a Philosopher: Answer to Your Most Important and Most Unexpected Questions, Ian weighs in on the results of a social experiment he has run for … Continue reading "Episode #18: Ask a Philosopher with Ian Olasov"

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tim McRich ,

Engaged Philosophy at its Best

Dr. David Storey’s Wisdom at Work provides an impressive and needed recasting of academically advanced philosophy as a vehicle for practical uses and applications for modern careers outside the ivory tower.

David’s achievement is a stimulating reconnection of philosophy and philosophers with the original impetus of Greek philosophy which was an enormously impactful cultural shift - an intellectual movement - that made so much of the best of humanity’s ascent from superstition and myth possible.

Wisdom at Work offers a real time travel experience. Participant, including listeners, are able to experience the same mental and spiritual vitality that existed in the trading port towns of the Mediterranean when Greek thinkers, circa 2400 BC, overthrew the tyrants and blazed the trail to all the sciences while never shirking the responsibility each of us has for seeking The Good in all endeavors and phases of the human experience.

Enjoy!

shane_wilkins ,

Excellent!

Excellent guests, excellent questions. If you’re a philosophy prof, grad student or interested listener, you should subscribe.

karenhuang7731 ,

Essential listening!

This podcast helps people to realize that philosophy doesn’t just sit in the academy, and that in fact one could do philosophy and be a philosopher in a way it was originally conceived — as integrated with life, and essentially interdisciplinary. David Storey has chosen a fascinating set of role models who show how philosophy can be lived and practiced successfully and meaningfully. This is essential listening for anyone who is a student of philosophy or interested in the role of philosophy in society.

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