The Stoic Jew

Why We Choose Evil (Epictetus - Discourses 2:18)

March 28, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 7 Episode 17
The Stoic Jew
Why We Choose Evil (Epictetus - Discourses 2:18)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s episode emerged from a confluence of sources: (1) a basic facet of Epictetus’s Stoicism, (2) an anecdote from the childhood of lion tracker Boyd Varty, and (3) a scene in a TV show I’ve been obsessed with for the past three weeks. All three of these sources are rooted in the Rambam’s theory of evil.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- That's a Jacket, Not a Bad Cat!
- TSJ Interlude - I Got Got By An Impression!

- Epictetus, Discourses 2:18
- Boyd Varty, The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life
- undisclosed TV show episode (ask me if you don’t mind spoilers)
- Rambam, Moreh ha’Nevuchim 3:11
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