“Defending Postmodernism: An Open Letter to Jordan B. Peterson”

Interesting. I’ve long been troubled with all the talk over Marxism and Post-Modernism. Will have to explore these topics in greater depth going forward.

“The Architecture of Belief | Jordan Peterson and Stefan Molyneux”

Existentialism: Jean-Paul Sartre, “Existentialism is a Humanism”

Another really interesting lecture from Dr. Greg Sadler on Sartre’s position:

Needed to slow down and take my time with that one in particular.

Further teachings on Epicurus

More lectures on Epicurus from Dr. Sadler.

“Philosophy Core Concepts: Epicurus on Practical Reasoning”:

“Philosophy Core Concepts: Pleasure, Prudence, and Justice”:

“Epicurus on Three Types of Desires”:

“Epicurus on Moving and Static Pleasures”:

“Epicurus on Mental and Bodily Pleasures”:

“Epicurus on Justice”:

I share his view about laws and justice differing across different communities and that being just fine.

“Epicurus on Friendship”:

“Philosophy Core Concepts: Epictetus on Contentiousness And Its Opposite”

Another very good lecture from Dr. Sadler:

Pausing at 7:40, I appreciate that Epictetus pointed out we humans weren’t constituted as tame and have to work on checking ourselves since we’re driven elsewhere by our natural state.

Yep, gotta learn how to not keep falling into that trap myself. That’s the trouble with being so reactive. Others get under my skin too easily, and I’ve been spending time around too many drunks and idiots who aren’t going to act any differently than how they always do. So it’s on me to first remove myself from the company of these people (which I am doing at present in terms of leaving these bars and their regular patrons alone), then get settled enough inside myself to where I can remain steadier when I do come across them in the future. Because it’s no fun feeling like an ass, nor is it much fun in hindsight behaving like a predator of prey. All feels like a waste of time and energy at the end of the day.

An audiobook I’ve been listening to recently is A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine.

“Cicero, On Friendship” (parts 1 & 2) by Dr. Sadler

“Intro to Philosophy: Cicero, On Friendship (part 1)”:

Part 2:

Favorite Philosophy Core Concepts videos on Epictetus and self-training

Dr. Gregory B. Sadler discussing Epictetus’ stoic writings on training oneself toward better habits and greater self-control.

Epictetus on the Three Fields (Topoi) of Study:

Epictetus on Training (Askesis):

Epictetus on Personal Appearance and Beauty:

Epictetus on Processes of Practical Reasoning: