Thu, 19 December 2013
On this episode of the podcast, we continue our discussion of Stoicism, this time focusing on ethics. We learn about the three most noteworthy contributors to Stoic ethics--a crippled slave, a statesman, and the emperor of Rome--and find out how much they actually had in common. We discuss what angry sports fans and Stephen's English bulldog could learn from Stoic ethics, as well as why you should start each day expecting the worst. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!
Direct download: Episode_012_..._The_Hellenistic_Age_Pt._3_-_Hallmarks_of_Stoic_Ethics.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 9:52pm PST
Fri, 6 December 2013
This is the first of two episodes on Stoicism; in this episode, we learn about stoic physics and logic. We learn how the Stoics would likely react if faced with a zombie apocalypse and how a shipwreck caused a guy named Zeno to start dabbling in philosophy. We also learn about Diogenes, a man who lived in a tub, urinated in public, barked at passersby, and somehow managed to be envied by Alexander the Great. Finally, we find out what John Locke, Charlie Pace and a wild boar from LOST have to do with Stoic philosophy. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!
Direct download: Episode_011_..._The_Hellenistic_Age_Pt._2_-_The_Early_Stoa_and_the_Cynics.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 8:06pm PST