Stoic Meditations

Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. More at https://massimopigliucci.com. Please consider supporting Stoic Meditations. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen, www.jolinras.info). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support

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episode 3: Seneca on not wasting time


This could be the last day of your life. Are you going to waste it by binging on a mediocre television show?


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 2018-03-01  2m
 
 

episode 55: Is the wise person self sufficient?


Seneca puts forth a paradox: the wise person is self-sufficient, and yet she desires friends and neighbors. How is this possible?


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 2018-02-28  2m
 
 

episode 56: Take care of your mind, it's precious


Epictetus notes that we can do a lot more with our mind than with our body. And yet we obsess over the latter and care little for the former.


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 2018-02-28  2m
 
 

episode 57: Don't do anything that requires a wall or a curtain


The emperor-philosopher tells us that there is no profit for our character in doing things that require lying, being hypocritical, or otherwise damage our integrity.


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 2018-02-28  2m
 
 

episode 9: Time to die or to go lunch?


Epictetus tells us that we have to tend to whatever is happening right now. If we are about to die, let’s deal with it. But if not...


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 2017-12-30  2m
 
 

episode 8: Don’t postpone, life speeds by


Seneca tells us that time is a precious commodity, and one that, once loaned, can never be paid back.


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 2017-12-29  2m
 
 

episode 6: Useful vs pedantic knowledge


Musonius Rufus reminds us of the difference between useful philosophy and dull mind games.


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 2017-12-27  2m
 
 

episode 5: Focus on what is in your power


Epictetus reminds us of the wisdom of understanding what is and is not under our control.


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 2017-12-26  2m
 
 

episode 4: Marcus on not getting offended


Marcus Aurelius reminds us that it is a strange thing to get offended by what people say or do.


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 2017-12-24  2m
 
 

episode 2: Epictetus on what is good


Epictetus teaches us what is truly good in life.


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 2017-12-22  2m