Dr. Kevin Vost is a prolific writer on self-improvement and Christianity, focusing on St Thomas Aquinas. He’s also an author of one of the best introductions to Stoicism and Christianity, The Porch and The Cross.
In The Porch and The Cross, Dr. Vost covers the biographies, core ideas, and applications of the famous Stoics: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, and Musonius Rufus. Recommended.
In our conversation, we cover Musonius Rufus and the core of Stoic ethics, but also spend time on ancient and modern memory techniques -- the focus of Dr Vost’s academic work. Underrated today, a good memory is a crucial tool for internalizing principles and ideas and keeping them “ready to hand.”