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Caleb and Michael discuss an objection to Stoicism: the impossibility objection. Along the way, they talk about the challenge of living by Stoic principles, especially in extreme situations, and whether achieving the ideal Stoic sage is possible.

03:26 The Argument

14:47 Why It Matters

17:06 Stoicism Doesn't Require Unrealistic Control

27:15 Forceful Impressions

35:44 Can We All Be Sages?

44:54 Can Anyone Be A Sage?

50:10 Wrapping Up

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