Philadelphia Stoic Thoughts and Beyond
By Philadelphia Stoic Thoughts and Beyond
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This is a podcast of thought pieces to help you learn more about Stoic philosophy and how to apply it to matters of social justice, as well as anything else in your life that you may need it for. Each episode contains thoughts on Stoicism and/or philosophy in general that is relevant and useful to your life application of Stoicism in the modern world.
||Clean#9: A Stoic Thanksgiving with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius||Though you may not realize it, Thanksgiving Day can be a very Stoic holiday. The Emperor Marcus Aurelius shows us how this can be. This piece is Episode 9 of the podcast: Philadelphia Stoic Thouhts By the normal schedule,||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 3: Examples of Empathy Causing Harm||The arguments as to why empathy is problematic as a moral compass and ought to be replaced with ratonal compassion are not mere theoretical hair-splittings. History has actually demonstrated disasters wrought when decisions are driven by emotional empa.||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 2: Basic Flaws in the Empathic Model of Compassion||The popular theory is that emotional empathy is the precursor to compassion as people help each other in order to avoid themselves suffering empathetic pain if they don’t. However, in reality, things just don’t very often work out that way.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Empathy versus Rational Compassion: Part One: What We Mean by “Empathy”||I want to discuss why society ought to encourage rational compassion rather than empathy. But before I can do that, I must clarify what “empathy” means in this discussion and why it is important to keep in mind how empathy and compassion are not the||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Stoicism – Personal Power for Transgender Folk||One group of people for whom Stoicism can be a very powerful philosophy is those, such as myself, who are on the transgender spectrum. This piece is Episode 5 of the podcast: Philadelphia Stoic Thouhts Today is Friday, September 8, 2017,||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Locus of Control – The Onion Will Model||In the ancient Stoic texts, the only things mentioned as being beyond our control are things outside of the mind. However, modern understanding requires us to accept that even some things within our mind aren’t ours to command.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode Delayed||Due to unexpected circumstances, the podcast episode scheduled for August 25 was not completed on time. As a result, it’s release is delayed one week to 10am US Eastern Time on Friday, September 1, 2017. The week following that,||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Don’t Mistake Stoic Realism for Idealism||While people who don’t understand Stoicism or the Stoic mindset might confuse a Stoic with an idealist – in reality, a well-trained Stoic is not that at all, but the ultimate realist. Philadelphia Stoic Thoughts,||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhiladelphia Stoic Thoughts on Hiatus||This site’s podcast, Philadelphia Stoic Thoughts, had to go on hiatus for unexpected reasons – but will be back on August 11, 2017 at it’s new regular time, Friday Morning at 10am US Eastern. However, though the next podcast episode will not be he||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat If You Die Tonight?||Much like the Samurai of feudal Japan – the Stoics of ancient Greece and Rome realized that the eventuality of our deaths isn’t something to hide from – but something that we should stare right in the face.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStoicism in the Age of Science||While ancient Stoics no doubt held some views that are at odds with modern science, proper understanding of Stoicism requires that we differentiate the actual principles of the philosophy from context-specific influences in the ancient writings.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|