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 33: Beware of relying on luck


Seneca uses a beautiful analogy to explain why the Stoic practitioner should not rely on luck, and indeed should be positively weary of it.


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episode 32: Keep your inner demon clean


Marcus Aurelius talks about how we should keep our “daimon,” i.e., our deliberating faculty, or our conscience.


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episode 31: Follow the counsel of reason


Epictetus reminds us that sometimes the reasonable thing to do is to suspend judgment. And always to face reality rather than engage in wishful thinking.


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episode 30: What counts as a good life?


Seneca says that the important thing is not how long a life you live, but what you do with it.


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episode 29: What matters is the here & now


Marcus Aurelius thinks that it’s good to keep things in perspective, and that we only control the here and now.


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episode 28: Doing beats complaining


Epictetus reminds his student that certain things are an inevitable feature of the universe, and that it is better to work on them than just wish them away.


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episode 27: On death & the value of life


Seneca uses Epicurus’ argument for why we should not be afraid of death, focusing instead on how to best live our life.


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episode 26: What makes your life worth it?


Marcus Aurelius introduces us to the apparently paradoxical notion that life, death, honor, dishonor, pleasure and pain are neither good nor bad.


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episode 25: Caring about your soul


Epictetus makes an interesting contrast between taking too much care of our bodies and too little care of our minds.


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episode 24: True friendship is rare


Seneca advises us on how to behave with true friends, and reminds us of how important they are in our life.


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