About This Show
The Stoic Solutions Podcast -- hosted by Justin Vacula -- aims to inform, empower, and help others benefit from practical wisdom of Ancient Greek, Roman, and modern thinkers including Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.
For the Stoics, a main focus is to attain a fulfilled life through practical applications of Philosophy – acting with good character, using reason to form accurate careful judgments about the world, and working towards contentment.
Stoic writers focus on many perennial human concerns and urge people to take action applying what they learn to everyday life. Self-improvement is central to Stoic thought – strengthening and improving one’s mindset.
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Stoic Solutions Podcast Episode 51: Is Jordan Peterson A Stoic?
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life.
Although Jordan Peterson does not consider himself a Stoic or mention Stoicism as an inspiration, there are many parallels between messages from Stoic thinkers and Jordan Peterson relating to getting one's life in order; prevailing amidst suffering; capacity for people to strive towards the good; and questioning public opinion.
I also talk about dissimilarities between Jordan Peterson and Stoic Philosophy focusing on his treatment of individuals and groups he disagrees with namely men going their own way (MGTOW) who he dubbed "pathetic weasels." Ideas, too, concerning dominance hierarchies, a focus of Peterson's work, are absent from Stoic texts.
Surely, fans of Jordan Peterson's work and even Peterson himself could benefit from study and application of Stoic Philosophy.
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