Here, Stephen West interviews Massimo Pigliucci, a current-day philosopher, and practitioner of stoicism, about his views on David Hume.
In the podcast’s episode, stoicism is mentioned, which is of interest to me, personally, seeing as how I take an inventory of my motives, actions, thoughts, and reactions daily for my recovery program. Stoicism sounds similar to this and it may be how the older civilizations of humanity practiced such things, knowing the lifestyle in terms of being a ‘stoic,’ not necessarily in recovering from the disease of addiction but, also, in terms of being ‘ethically mindful’ in all areas of life (Pigliucci open.spotify.com/episode/77inMrkeA0Fx1o13QpLEGN?si=S3meCx0ATgKJbHGdnqDFGA – the link opens in a new tab). This attitude and lifestyle of stoicism, though, need not only apply to those suffering from addiction. Living as a stoic, in modern times, is possible for anyone. Stephen West’s interviewee, Massimo Pigliucci, mentions a website blog he runs with thoughts on this (howtobeastoic.wordpress.com – the link opens in a new tab), which Pigliucci lets us know he will also turn into a book.