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Stoic Meditations

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Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers.

Episodes (240)

1052. Careful about what and why you commit yourself to

May 16, 10 AM·2½ mins

1051. Consider how much or how little you can do

May 6, 10 AM·2½ mins

1050. Be a good citizen

May 5, 10 AM·2½ mins

1049. Wisdom and age

May 4, 10 AM·2 mins

1048. Serving the cosmopolis

May 3, 10 AM·2½ mins

1047. A very good question

May 2, 10 AM·2 mins

1046. Don't flee from yourself

Apr 28, 10 AM·2½ mins

1045. Is tranquillity of mind really a good thing?

Apr 27, 10 AM·3 mins

1044. On public service

Apr 26, 10 AM·3 mins

1043. Seneca's life style

Apr 25, 10 AM·3½ mins

1042. Chrysippus' cylinder

Apr 22, 10 AM·3 mins

1041. The three basic positions on free will

Apr 21, 10 AM·3 mins

1040. Carneades on free will

Apr 20, 10 AM·3 mins

1039. Co-causality

Apr 19, 10 AM·3 mins

1038. The lazy argument

Apr 15, 10 AM·3 mins

1037. Self-caused free will?

Apr 14, 10 AM·2½ mins

1036. The Epicurean swerve

Apr 13, 10 AM·3 mins

1035. Different kinds of causality?

Apr 12, 10 AM·3½ mins

On free will: Chrysippus vs Cicero

Apr 11, 10 AM·3 mins

1033. Ethics and morality are the same thing

Apr 8, 10 AM·2½ mins

On magnanimity

Apr 7, 10 AM·2½ mins

The importance of memory

Apr 6, 10 AM·3 mins

Socrates' cloak

Apr 5, 10 AM·2½ mins

1029. The problem with being ultra-wealthy

Apr 4, 10 AM·3 mins

Useful vs leisure knowledge

Apr 1, 10 AM·3 mins

Memorize reminders to be ready to act

Mar 31, 10 AM·3½ mins

Gratitude irrespective of reputation

Mar 30, 10 AM·2½ mins

A long list of dangerous fools

Mar 29, 10 AM·4 mins

Some things are worth much more than the asking price

Mar 28, 10 AM·3 mins

You don't own anything

Mar 25, 10 AM·3 mins

Ungrateful politicians

Mar 24, 10 AM·2½ mins

Sick stomach, sick mind

Mar 23, 10 AM·3 mins

Instinctive vs conscious actions

Mar 22, 10 AM·2½ mins

1019. Diogenes and Alexander

Mar 21, 10 AM·2 mins

1018. The reserve clause

Mar 18, 10 AM·2½ mins

Seneca, the Skeptic?

Mar 17, 10 AM·2½ mins

1016. Of sages and torture

Mar 16, 10 AM·3 mins

The two fundamental human strengths

Mar 15, 10 AM·2½ mins

Even bad people appreciate virtue

Mar 14, 10 AM·3 mins

The duty to help others and the providential nature of the universe

Mar 11, 11 AM·3 mins

1012. God = Nature = Fate = Cause & Effect

Mar 10, 11 AM·3 mins

Two criticisms of Seneca

Mar 9, 11 AM·3 mins

The difference between a mere parent and a good parent

Mar 8, 11 AM·2½ mins

On slavery

Mar 7, 11 AM·3 mins

1008. No deadline for gratefulness

Mar 4, 4 PM·2 mins

Virtue and the law

Feb 28, 11 AM·2½ mins

1006. Contentedness vs ambition

Feb 25, 11 AM·2½ mins

Should we complain to the gods?

Feb 24, 11 AM·3 mins

The sources of ingratitude

Feb 23, 11 AM·3 mins

When we should decline a benefit to help a friend

Feb 22, 11 AM·2½ mins

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