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Episode 13 – The Hellenistic Age Pt. 4 – Skepticism


On this episode of the podcast, we continue our study of the Hellenistic Age, this time focusing on Skepticism. We find out how Pyrro used Skepticism to endure surgery without anesthesia, and learn why you can never really know if a pomegranate is a pomegranate. We also discover how winning the lottery could be the worst thing that ever happens to you, and compare Skepticism’s key philosophers to their Smurf counterparts.

Philosophize This! Has something ever happened to you in your life where at first it seemed really terrible, but after the dust settled, it turned out to be a great thing? Answer below in the comments.

See the full transcript of this episode here.

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