I’ve been doing some reading on Socrates lately, and so the google algorithms decided I’d be interested in this video. This is not an aspect of Socrates I’m very familiar with, and I’ve not yet read any Montaigne. You may also find it interesting.
Cosmopolitanism is discussed, there’s a note of “shamelessness,” and maybe oikeiôsis too.
I wanted to be able to listen to Musonius’ Lectures in the car, and the recording of my own voice doing it was distracting to me. So, I worked up this computerized text-to-speech version.
I suppose the way that Stoics try to re-frame their perceptions and experiences of life would certainly seem funny from the outside. Sometimes, it seems funny from the inside. Michael has been posting videos of unique blend of comedy and philosophy for quite some time, but this is the longest special posted yet.
Feel free to trundle over to the YouTubes, give him a watch, a like, and a share. The Stoic message is a powerful one, and new and creative avenues for spreading it are a good thing.
Plus, he’s pretty funny.