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Alfred University professor Westacott interviewed for story in Spanish magazine

Emrys Westacott
Emrys Westacott

Emrys Westacott, professor of philosophy at Alfred University, was interviewed for a story that appeared in Spanish online magazine, Yorokobu.


ALFRED, NY - Emrys Westacott, professor of philosophy at Alfred University, was interviewed for a story that appeared in Spanish online magazine, Yorokobu.

Westacott’s interview was for a June 11 story titled "Lo frugal: la necesidad de aprender a disfrutar de una vida sencilla," which translates to "Frugality: the need to learn to enjoy a simple life.

Westacott is the author of the 2016 book, The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less is More-More is Less, which reflects on the benefits of frugal living, and the 2012 book, The Virtues of Our Vices: A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad Habits. His work has been featured in the New York Times and has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Philosopher's Magazine, Philosophy Now, and many other publications.