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The Stoic Beauty Standard

S2 E23

They say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The Stoics disagreed. In this week’s episode, tune in as we dive into the true meaning behind stoic beauty. Though these ancient philosophers do not frequently discuss aesthetics, there is still room for discussion around what the Stoics considered “beauty.” From concepts such as summetria, the harmony among parts, and functional relationships within the whole, to the teachings of Greek philosopher Chrysippus, beauty to the Stoics goes far deeper than physical appearance. To find out what Stoic beauty truly means, listen to another open discussion inspired by the requests of our audience.

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