Massimo Pigliucci (@mpigliucci) is Professor of Philosophy at CUNY City College, New York.
He is the author of a number of books including “Nonsense on Stilts, How to Tell Science From Bunk“, “Answers for Aristotle, How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life“, and the book which forms the basis of today’s discussion, “How to Be a Stoic, Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living“.
In today’s episode we explore the philosophy of stoicism, and why being a stoic has nothing to do with being a grumpy bastard.
We explore the four cardinal virtues of stoicism: practical wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance, the ways in which stoic philosophy relates to modern psychological therapies like CBT, how stoicism can make your more flexible in the face of adversity, and we even give you three starters exercises to flex your fledgling stoic muscles.
How to Be a Stoic – An Evolving Guide to Practical Stoicism for the 21st Century
Footnotes to Plato – Because all (Western) Philosophy Consists of Footnotes to Plato
Massimo’s YouTube Channel
Stoic Philosophy Facebook Group
Stoic Fellowship – Helping to Build, Foster, and Connect Stoic Communities Around the World