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A Guide to Stoicism Audiobook

A Guide to Stoicism

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If you strip stoicism of its paradoxes and its willful misuse of language, what is left is simply the moral philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, dashed with the physics of Heraclitus. Stoicism was not so much a new doctrine as the form under which the old Greek philosophy finally presented itself to the world at large. It owed its popularity in some measure to its extravagance. A great deal might be said about stoicism as a religion and about the part it played in the formation of Christianity but these subjects were excluded by the plan of this volume which was to present a sketch of the stoic doctrine based on the original authorities.

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    ""Ponderous" is probably the best word for it"

    This is not light reading, but if you can get past that, it's really fascinating material. It was incredibly thought provoking, and really makes one think about one's place in the universe, and the influence of ancient philosophy on modern ideals.

    Listening to it was pretty dull, but I definitely don't blame the narrator for that - to be fair, it would take either an act of god or a powerful necromancer to bring material like this to life. In spite of that, though, it was a really good narration - he sounded like a professor giving a lecture. It wasn't boring if you're interested in learning, and he very much presents it like a teacher.

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