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 37: Don’t be an imbecile!


Hierocles reminds us that it is useless to blame things that have no fault. Rather, look at how clumsy or stupid we are sometimes when we use them.


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 2018-03-01  2m
 
 

episode 36: Radical idea: women equality


Musonius Rufus says women have the same reasoning abilities as man, the same faculty of distinguishing good from bad.


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episode 35: Remember, everything passes


Marcus Aurelius lists a number of important people who are no more, as a reminder of the impermanence of things, and to help us keep what happens to us in perspective.


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 2018-03-01  2m
 
 

episode 34: What good did you do today?


Epictetus says that not doing awful things isn’t enough, it’s too lazy. The point is to positively do good things.


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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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