The Stoic Jew

Yet Another Inhuman Facet of Epictetus's Stoicism (Epictetus - Enchiridion 3)

December 16, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 6 Episode 26
The Stoic Jew
Yet Another Inhuman Facet of Epictetus's Stoicism (Epictetus - Enchiridion 3)
Show Notes

Synopsis: I recently started reading a book called The Anatomy of Peace. This morning’s reading triggered an insight into another critique I have of Epictetus’s Stoicism, beyond what I’ve expressed in the past. In my opinion, Marcus Aurelius’s Stoicism doesn’t partake of this flaw in the same way, and Judaism’s ethics actively opposes it. This is a new and developing insight, but I wanted to capture it in its nascent stage.

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- Thinking Aloud About My Fundamental Disagreement with Epictetus
- On Stoic Compassion for Those Who Stumble
- Divine Compassion Toward a Foreign Fly
- Review of Stoic Compassion in Light of IFS
- Stoic Strategies for Coping with the Kosher Ice Cream Truck 

- Epictetus, Enchiridion 3
- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, An Ecology of Love
- Devarim 28:9; see Rambam: Sefer ha’Mitzvos Aseh #8, Sefer ha’Chinuch Mitzvah #611

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