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Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in my appearances, philosophy | 0 comments

Hosting Stoic Philosophy discussion October 30

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I’ll be hosting a discussion group on the subject of Stoic Philosophy as an event for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia on Sunday, October 30 at 2PM in the Upper Moreland Library in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Following the event, attendees are welcome to join me and others for dinner at Mandarin Garden Chinese restaurant in Willow Grove. Find more details and RSVP here.

From the event page,

Stoic philosophy — introduced in Ancient Greece and popularized by thinkers such as Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca — addresses topics such as death, meaning, happiness, handling adversity, forming proper judgments, and personal choice/freedom thorough a lens of prioritizing reason and personal aspiration.

Rather than drawing upon a tradition informed by religion, stoic philosophy offers wisdom humanists can appreciate.

Join event host Justin Vacula in exploring stoic thought in examining its strengths and possible shortcomings. Perhaps you too can apply wisdom from the Ancient Greeks to enrich your everyday life.

See you there!