Epicureanism and Stoicism:Western Heritage Lecture 14

Four great philosophies emerged from the Hellenistic world: hedonism, cynicism, Epicureanism, and Stoicism.  The last two, especially, have shaped the entire course of western civilization.

Lecture 7: The Origins of Greek Philosophy

Here’s one of my favorite topics–whether I do justice to it or not is another question–the origins of Greek philosophy.  Fire, air, water, soil, cycles, repetition, the One, the Many . . .