Hosting Stoic Philosophy discussion October 30


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!

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia. He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events. Vacula received bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University's graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County's Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher's assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.