In this episode I'm talking about a few of the powerful life-changing ideas of the Stoics—philosophers like Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. I also (too) briefly touch on some of the overlaps between Stoicism and Christian theology. For more on that particular subject you can have a look at "Stoicism in Early Christianity," edited by Tuomas Rasimus, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, and Ismo Dunderberg. I refer here mostly to (my own take on) Epictetus's "Discourses and Selected Writings," as well as Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations."
June 22, 2017