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Episode 99: A Field Guide To A Happy Life With Massimo Pigliucci

Stoic Solutions Podcast

You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.This is episode 99 – A Field Guide to A Happy Life with Massimo Pigliucci.In A FIELD GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE: 53 Brief Lessons for Living, Pigliucci brings the classic epitome of ancient Stoicism, Epictetus' Handbook, up to date.Here's a blurb from his book that matches with a conversation we had in 2020: The key to modern Stoicism, Pigliucci shows, is an emphasis on resilience and equanimity in the face of challenges and setbacks. Stoicism isn't about cultivating indifference to our social and emotional lives. It's about learning to endure life's hardships without being overwhelmed, while enjoying life's pleasures with “humility and wisdom as our guides.” If we start with the “four cardinal virtues” (Practical Wisdom, Courage, Justice, and Temperance), we will grow into more honest, courageous, fair, and mindful individuals. In A FIELD GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE, Pigliucci shows how cultivating a Stoic mindset can help us navigate these uncertain times.Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of philosophy at the City College of New York. The author or editor of thirteen books, he has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Philosophy Now, and the Philosophers' Magazine, among others. He lives in New York City.Enjoy the conversation!Support my work through Patreon, SubscribeStar, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links:http://justinvacula.com/donate/Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content:Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvaculaiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvaculaStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophyGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifqFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutionsInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvaculaMusic: Birds by Scandinavianz https://soundcloud.com/scandinavianz Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Birds-Scandinavianz Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/4iknKLfV2X8 Show notes:A Field Guide to a Happy Life on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Happy-Life-Lessons/dp/1541646932

1hr 9mins

8 Sep 2021

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#75: Massimo Pigliucci, PhD - The Stoic Philosophy

The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Neuroscience & Mindfulness Meditation

Dr. Massimo Pigliucci is Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, former co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and one of the most influential modern Stoics. He's published several books including How to Be a Stoic, Nonsense on Stilts, and A Field Guide to a Happy Life. Professor Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and also a PhD in Philosophy. We go in-depth on Stoicism, what it is, and how to apply it in everyday life. FitMind Neuroscience-Based App: http://bit.ly/afitmind Website: www.fitmind.co

1hr 2mins

17 Aug 2021

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The Philosophy of Stoicism w/ Massimo Pigliucci

Revolutionary Left Radio

In this episode, Breht is joined by philosopher Massimo Pigliucci to discuss the philosophy of stoicism. In the second half we open up the conversation and discuss politics, the European right, Massimo's application of stoicism to the climate crisis, and more.  Discover more of Massimo's work here: https://figsinwinter.blog Outro Music: "La Vie En Rose" by Aviva Le Fey ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com

1hr 21mins

7 Aug 2021

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How to Live a Good Life With Massimo Pigliucci and Skye Cleary

Point of Inquiry

Have you ever been curious about what other people believe in or how they navigate the ethical challenges of life? Ancient philosophy was partly used as a way to better understand the best way to live life.  In this episode of Point of Inquiry, Jim Underdown talks to two of the editors of How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy. The book is a collection of essays by fifteen philosophers describing what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. These philosophies range from Eastern traditions like Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, Western beliefs like Stoicism, and contemporary philosophies such as existentialism and effective altruism.   Massimo Pigliucci and Skye Cleary, who also wrote chapters for the book, discuss the book, what led to its creation, their specialties of Stoicism and Existentialism (respectively.), and how they incorporate their philosophical beliefs in their day to day lives. The book and this interview provide a beginner’s guide on choosing a philosophy and ways to live those beliefs out in the real world. Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and was formerly a biology professor at Stony Brook University. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. Skye C. Cleary PhD MBA is a philosopher and author of Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). She teaches at Columbia University, Barnard College, the City University of New York, and previously at ThinkOlio, the New York Public Library, and in a prison.

1hr 3mins

15 Jul 2021

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Handbook for New Stoics | How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control | Massimo Pigliucci | Summary

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30mins

30 Apr 2021

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Defining happiness, living in accordance with nature, and what being 'stoic' really means. With Massimo Pigliucci.

TOA ON AIR

“When you get to the end of your life, and you look back, what will you say?” How would you define a happy life?  The starting point is defining happiness - not the simplest task. A Stoic would say that a happy life is living following nature and the development of self-control and self-betterment.Massimo Pigliucci, joins Niko, Founder of TOA, for this week's episode to unravel Stoicism concerning happiness, technology, and meaningful life. Massimo is a professor at City College of New York and author of many noted articles and books; most recently his 2020 book A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living. This episode serves you history, philosophy, technology, and more.Listen in for a talk that dispels the myth on emotions according to stoicism (it’s not all ‘stiff upper lip’) and the three types of emotions according to this philosophy. What do the Stoics think about technology, Facebook, and decision-making? How does stoicism influence CBT? Does this mean that I’m a stoic? Listen up and find out.Looking to level up or enter a new field? Join TOA Klub for cohort-based learning. Four Klubs to chose from: Founders, Crypto, Investors & Co-Creators; each including Masterclasses, AMA’s, and peer-to-peer learning. Apply now: https://bit.ly/3vSKpG7For more TOA content, subscribe to our NL (https://bit.ly/3xpBX2s) and follow us on Instagram (@toaberlin), Twitter (@toaberlin), LinkedIn (toa-berlin) & Facebook (TechOpenAir).Support the show (https://paypal.me/TechOpenGmbH?locale.x=en_US)

1hr 5mins

26 Apr 2021

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Your Field Guide to a Happy Life With Dr. Massimo Pigliucci

Bill Murphy's RedZone Podcast | Innovation, Strategy, Leadership, 10X Thinking, Mindset and More.....

Leaders are always looking for ways to gain a competitive edge over their competitors.  Some leaders choose to follow in the footsteps of the theoretical philosophies that successful leaders have put into motion. These theoretical philosophies, as many leaders have learned, can be hit-or-miss. Learn why following the practical philosophy of stoicism can help IT leaders frame their minds in a positive direction, thereby improving decision-making and reasoning skills quickly.  Featuring Dr. Massimo Pigliucci - Expert on Stoicism, Evolutionary Biology, and Practical Philosophy  In this podcast, I’m joined by the expert on stoicism, Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, to learn how we can all build a practical roadmap to a happy life. Dr. Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at City College of New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He is also the author and editor of 13 books, including his latest book, “A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living.”   I spoke with Dr. Pigliucci on my podcast several years ago about Ethics and AI, the types of Ethical Philosophies, the difficulty of programming ethics, and Stoicism. This time, I’m diving headfirst into discussing the practical philosophy of stoicism, a field where Dr. Pigliucci is an expert.  See all the show notes at RedZone

50mins

31 Mar 2021

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#51 – How to Live A Good Life with Massimo Pigliucci

The Good Life Podcast with Sean Murray

Today’s guest is Massimo Pigliucci, a professor of Philosophy at the city College of New York. He has written extensively about Stoicism, but today's topic is much broader than that. Massimo has a new book out titled " How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy." It’s a series of essays, each dedicated to a different philosophy of life, and written by a practitioner of that philosophy. Massimo edited the volume, along with Sky Cleary and Dan Kaufman, and he wrote the essay on Stoicism.In this episode Massimo covers the big ideas, and we compare and contrast, various traditions and philosophies such as Buddhism, Epicureanism, Daoism, Confucianism and stoicism. and we do a deeper dive into Stoicism since that is Massimo's preferred philosophy of life. Massimo also talks about the three components of a philosophy of life, and why it's important for everyone to have a philosophy of life.What You'll Learn• The three components of a philosophy of life• The importance of having a philosophy of life• The benefits of learning about other philosophies of life• Tenets of Buddhism• The "Rapacious Ego"• The Buddhist concepts of suffering and the "no self"• The Daoist concept of "flowing like water"• The Stoic principles of "the obstacle becomes the way" and "dichotomy of control"• Eudaimonia - A life Worth Living• Aristotle's view living a good life• The four cardinal virtuesBooks & ResourcesHow to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy by Massimo Pigliuicciwww.massimopigliuicci.comConnect with MassimoTwitter: @mpigliucciConnect with Sean MurrayEmail: seanm@realtimeperformance.comTwitter: @seanpmurray111LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanpmurray/Website: www.seanpmurray.netSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

55mins

15 Feb 2021

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How to Be a Stoic | Massimo Pigliucci | Book Summary

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24mins

27 Jan 2021

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EP. 44: FREEDOM FROM RESULTS : MASSIMO PIGLIUCCI ON A REDEFINING SUCCESS

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

In this episode, my focus is on how to find peace of mind amidst turmoil and persistent uncertainty. So many things that are directly affecting our lives are also out of our direct control - and it can be maddening.  Serenity now.  The Ancient Greeks used the term ataraxia, which means a state of serene calmness. Steven Gambardella writes in the Sophist, "Ataraxia is not a positively-defined state such as "happy" or "excited" It was believed by the Hellenistic philosophies to be a "resting" state of serenity."    To achieve this state, the Stoics taught the need to discern between "things not up to us" vs. "things up to us."  "Some things are within our power, while others are not. Within our power are opinion, motivation, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever is of our own doing; not within our power are our body, our property, reputation, office, and, in a word, whatever is not of our own doing." - Epictetus in the Enchiridion Herein lies the key to much of our neurosis, not understanding what's in your control and what's not. Crazy is treating outcomes as objects; to paraphrase psychoanalyst Leslie Farber, where you can directly move an object, you cannot directly will an outcome - and your goals can distort your psyche when confusing the two. My guest is philosophy professor Massimo Pigliucci. Massimo has a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He is currently the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism.  He is also the author or editor of 14 books, including the bestselling How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life. Other titles include Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk and his just published A Field Guide to a Happy Life.  Some of or talking points on this episode How his life changed in 2014 Re-discovering Stoic philosophy  Thoughts and suffering Stoicism 2.0 How stress is created The dichotomy of control Holding things lightly; loans from the bank of the universe Unhooking happiness from results Ambition, goals and the challenge of process orientation Pandemics, mask-wearing and citizenship Historical perspectives on crazy political seasons and unorthodox leaders On pacifism and civic engagement  Massimo was great as usual so - take a break from the insanity out there, put your earphones on, go for a walk and listen.  Enjoy!  For show notes, resources and more of my content visit larryweeks.com 

1hr 2mins

14 Nov 2020

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