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In this conversation, Caleb speaks with Aiste Celkyte about the Stoic theory of beauty. They cover what the Stoics saw as beautiful, how their aesthetics expresses their ethics, and the practical application of this neglected topic.

Aiste Celkyte is a professor at the university of Leiden and author of The Stoic Theory of Beauty.

(00:57) What Is Beautiful For The Stoics?

(06:51) Ancient Sources

(09:55) What Makes Stoicism Different

(18:18) Beauty And Morality

(28:00) Practical Application

(30:43) Convential Beautfy

(39:24) Moral Responsibility

(43:33) The Most Important Insight

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.