Buddhism and Stoicism 2: Five Differences

Buddhism and Stoicism are in many ways allied philosophies. However in this video we will look at five ways that they differ. We will be looking in specific at early Buddhism and Stoicism as reflected in its Classical Greek and Roman texts, and as explained in Massimo Pigliucci’s recent book “How to Be a Stoic”.

My previous video considered five ways that they were similar. While this video considers differences, their similarities overwhelm their differences, at least for most aspects of the path up until nearly its very end.

For further on this topic I would recommend this YouTube discussion between Massimo Pigliucci and Robert Wright on Stoicism and Buddhism.

Also, Greg Lopez’s essay comparing Buddhist and Stoic notions of mindfulness is worth a read.