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Stoa Nova – Arete: On the Nature of Human Excellence
October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The point of Stoic training is to become more virtuous. But what does “virtue” mean? Definitely not what Christians refer to by that term. We’ll discuss, not just the canonical four virtues of practical wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance, but more broadly what it means to strive to be an excellent (i.e., virtuous) human being.
Suggested reading: https://www.patreon.com/posts/areteon-nature-27612323
FREE for members. $5 for non-members.
Hosted by philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, Stoa Nova is inspired (with a bit of immodesty) to the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus and many others simply gave lectures about their favorite topics and engaged in Socratic discussions with people interested in what they had to say. In our case, we will examine the theory and practice of Stoicism as a modern applied philosophy that aids us in navigating a world in some ways just as confusing and uncertain as that of ancient Athens and Rome. For more on Stoicism, click here (http://tinyurl.com/m7hzr4x)!