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Brittany Polat has done excellent work teaching and promoting the ideas of Stoicism through her books, blog, and Stoicare, so we’re always happy to have her on.

In this conversation, we talk about what we can learn from monasteries, how to think about Stoicism & accountability, what Epictetus believed about the Cynics, and the Stoic attitude towards beauty.

Stoicism for Humans

(01:41) Introduction

(03:11) Ethical Development

(09:15) Determinism and Accountability

(16:55) Learning From Medieval Monks

(21:19) Medieval Monks on Meditation

(29:40) Beauty

(33:39) Epictetus on the Cynics

(38:54) Devotion

(42:56) Learning To Live Naturally

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