Scott Aikin is a professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt. He’s the author of How We Argue and a smorgasbord of other philosophical works.

He caught our attention with this paper on Seneca and surpassing God. We later discovered this powerful lecture.

He’s also working on a forthcoming book on Epictetus’ Enchiridion with William Stephens.

We talk about the surpassing God, the damage problem in Stoicism, and more. It's a top-notch conversation with a thoughtful and engaging scholar.

Listen to it here: Android, iPhone.