Plato's podcasts: the ancients' guide to modern living by Mark Vernon

I did my best to expand my understanding of Plato while reading The Republic - and came across this cheeky, soft-read. It's a decent skim, only spent time with Pythagoras, Plato, and Socrates.

Plato's podcasts: the ancients' guide to modern living
by Mark Vernon

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Table of contents

  1. Pythagoras and the search for meaning

  2. Sappho and the art of paying attention

  3. Plato and a love of conversation

  4. Diogenes the Cynic on the deceptiveness of fame

  5. Diotima of Mantinea on sometimes not having sex

  6. Aristotle on surviving unpopularity

  7. Pyrrho of Elis on suspending disbelief

  8. Epicurus on why less is more

  9. Zeno of Cittum on the psychology of shopping

  10. Aristippus the Cyrenaic and a common misunderstanding about pleasure

  11. Onesicritus hears the call to live more simply

  12. Cleanthes the Water-Carrier on working so hard you miss what you want

  13. Hipparchia of Maroneia on marrying for love

  14. Bion of Borysthenes and the wisdom of changing your mind

  15. Menippus of Gadara on the seriousness of laughing

  16. Marcus Manilius on the exercise of free will

  17. Secundus the Silent on the dangers of travel

  18. Sextus Empericus and the folly of food fads

  19. Hypatia of Alexandria on living in times of violence

  20. Socrates and being towards death


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