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This one is for all of you interested in Stoic theory.

In this conversation, Caleb and Scott Aikin discuss objections to Stoicism.

Scott defends a revisionary kind of Stoicism. In some places, Caleb questions how revisionary it is – is Scott just restating things the ancients solved already? In other places, Caleb questions whether it’s too revisionary to work – do we need an account of nature after all? Scott responds.

Listen and work through the problems yourself.

Epictetus’s 'Encheiridion': A New Translation and Guide to Stoic Ethics

Earlier Stoa Conversation on Why What You Think Is Up To You

Caleb and Michael discuss The Impossibility Objection

Scott Aikin on We Are The Stoics Now

(04:44) Fatalism

(12:29) Dichotomy of Control

(18:45) Where Your Control Lies

(20:04) Skepticism

(22:28) Determinism

(31:30) How You Revisionary Is Scott?

(34:38) The Ruin Problem

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