Michael Tremblay (Pt2) | Stoicism | Mixed Martial Arts | Sport Philosophy | Virtue


In their writings, Stoic philosophers have many references to sport. But how did the Stoics think about happiness, good life and meaningful life? What role might sport have in all this? How can we cultivate stoic virtues when we are practising sport?

This is the second part of our episode with Michael Tremblay. In the first part, we focused on exploring central ideas of Stoic philosophy and their relevance for sport. We explored the key differences between stoicism and existentialism, and ideas of happiness, meaning and purpose. In this episode, you will hear about Michael’s work on Stoicism and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and how MMA can provide a context for philosophical education to practitioners.

Michael Tremblay is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on Ancient Greek Philosophy, particularly Stoicism, and what it can teach us about how to live good lives and become better people. Beyond philosophy, Michael is passionate about martial arts and competes regularly in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling.

You can read more about Michael’s exciting work at https://www.tremblaymichael.com/, including his interview with Georges St-Pierre about the Mindset of a Fighter.

You can find Michael on Twitter @_MikeTremblay

Published by Noora Ronkainen

Researcher | Author | Meaningful Sport 🗻🏄| Co-host Physical Activity Researcher Podcast🎙

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