The Stoic Jew

Universe as Organism vs. Universe as Melachah (Aurelius – Meditations 4:40)

August 16, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 5 Episode 18
The Stoic Jew
Universe as Organism vs. Universe as Melachah (Aurelius – Meditations 4:40)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today’s episode we compare and contrast the metaphor used by Marcus Aurelius to characterize the universe with the metaphor used by the Torah. 

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Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditation 4:40 (with Farquharson’s commentary) and 2:1
- Albert Einstein
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Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
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