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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 2m. Bisher sind 775 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 9 hours 46 minutes

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episode 42: Character Is Crucial


Epictetus says that the measure of a person is the goodness of her character. Let's work on it, then!


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episode 41: The point of philosophy is...


Seneca makes a surprising statement about the primary aim of philosophy. Surprising, that is, if you confuse Stoicism and stoicism...


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episode 40: What happens after death?


Marcus Aurelius sounds agnostic about the after life. He also seems to think it doesn't matter.


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episode 39: Beware of superficial judgment


Epictetus observes that even if Plato were handsome and strong, that doesn’t mean those are the traits that made him a great philosopher...


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episode 38: Wealth not a measure of worth


Seneca has a problem with people who measure their worth by fashion or wealth.


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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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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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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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