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Episode 11 – The Hellenistic Age Pt. 2 – The Early Stoa and the Cynics

Zeno of Citium
Zeno of Citium

This is the first of two episodes on Stoicism; in this episode, we learn about stoic metaphysics 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 passerby, 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!

Philosophize This! If an asteroid hit the earth and knocked out all electricity for 30 days, what would you do with your time? Answer in the comments section below.

See the full transcript of this episode here.

 

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