Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
John Kaag is the professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute. He is the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story (2016); Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are (2018); and Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life (2020). He lives outside Boston with his wife Kathleen and their kids.
Rituals and celebrations
For the full life experience, put down all devices and walk
John Kaag & Susan Froderberg
Let’s resolve to own the right to make and break resolutions
Philosophy of religion
Why the demoniac stayed in his comfortable corner of hell
Thinkers and theories
The greatest use of life
The pragmatist philosopher William James had a crisp and consistent response when asked if life was worth living: maybe
Meaning and the good life
Few of the great existentialists had children. How can their philosophy help with the anxiety and dread of fatherhood?
John Kaag & Clancy Martin