Live with Massimo: episode 2, Epictetus' Enchiridion

Here is the second episode of a new ongoing series of live chats on YouTube, where the audience can ask me questions in real time and I do my best, impromptu, to answer them during the hour of the show. This second episode was entirely devoted to Epictetus’ Enchiridion, or Handbook, one of the crucial texts of ancient Stoicism.

I begin my reading and commenting on the famous first section of the Enchiridion, which sets up the entire book by introducing the famous dichotomy of control: some things are up to us, and other things are not up to us… After that, I respond to a number of questions having to do with either specific passages in the Handbook or more general aspects of Epictetean philosophy.

P.S.: episode 3 of “Live with Massimo” is scheduled for Sunday, 8 December, at 12pm Eastern time. The topic will be Seneca’s Letters to Lucilius. Here is the link.

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at platofootnote.org and howtobeastoic.org. He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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