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Stoicism and Euthanasia

In this conversation we discuss MAID or medical assistance in dying. Canada’s active euthanasia bill on medically assisted suicide.

Warning: We’re discussing suicide. That’s what this episode is about.

We give background on MAID, talk about the Stoic view of suicide, and then move to discussing how Stoics should think about MAID today.

(01:18) Why Talk about MAID?

(02:28) Background on MAID

(07:46) Stoics on Suicide

(23:22) The Stoic View of MAID

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Stoa Conversations is Caleb Ontiveros and Michael Tremblay’s podcast on Stoic theory and practice.

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Caleb Ontiveros has a background in academic philosophy (MA) and startups. His favorite Stoic is Marcus Aurelius. Follow him here:

Michael Tremblay also has a background in academic philosophy (PhD) where he focused on Epictetus. He is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His favorite Stoic is Epictetus. Follow him here:

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