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 269: Bad judgment is a disease, Stoic practice is the cure


Seneca says that people arrive at wrong judgments about what is valuable or desirable, and a major goal of Stoic training is, accordingly, to make us less unwise about values and desires.

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 2019-01-01  2m
 
 

episode 271: Why virtue is the only good


In this episode we explore a quote from Seneca presenting the Stoic argument for why virtue is the only true good. And if it is, then shouldn't you pursue it above all else?

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 2019-01-03  2m
 
 

episode 272: Would you buy a car based on its color?


Seneca explains that there are certain attributes of things and people that are important, and others that are irrelevant. Somehow, we keep focusing on the irrelevant ones.

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 2019-01-04  2m
 
 

episode 273: We are all going to die, but until then?


Marcus Aurelius takes for granted that death is a natural and unavoidable end. The real question is what you are going to do between now and then.

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 2019-01-07  2m
 
 

episode 274: Navigating between good and bad fortune


Seneca tells us that virtue is useful not just in order to handle bad fortune, but also, counter intuitively, to deal with good fortune.

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 2019-01-08  2m
 
 

episode 275: The real stature of people


Seneca uses a beautiful analogy to argue that some people may look impressive while they aren't, and other people truly are impressive and yet remain overlooked.

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 2019-01-09  2m
 
 

episode 277: A prepared mind tackles adversity better


Today's quote from Seneca is the root of the modern Stoic technique of premeditatio malorum, a meditation in which we try to get mentally prepared to tackle adversity.

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 2019-01-10  2m
 
 

episode 278: Every good life is complete


Seneca argues that life is not like a journey. Whenever it is interrupted it is a whole life, if we have been living it virtuously.

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 2019-01-11  1m
 
 

episode 279: A little philosophy is a dangerous thing


Epictetus warn us that a little knowledge of philosophy, without proper guidance, can actually turn us onto even more stubborn fools than we were before.

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 2019-01-14  2m
 
 

episode 280: Distribute your wealth like after a banquet


Seneca recalls an ancient Roman custom according to which the host of a banquet would distribute gifts to his friends at the end. Consider doing the same after your life has ended.

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 2019-01-15  2m