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Stoa Nova: Bill Irvine on Challenging Life the Stoic Way (Online)

June 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Massimo Pigliucci and his guest, William Irvine, for a conversation on how to approach life as a series of challenges to improve ourselves, rather than setbacks or catastrophes. The dialogue will focus on Bill’s latest book, The Stoic Challenge, which you can find here: https://www.amazon.com/Stoic-Challenge-Philosophers-Becoming-Resilient-ebook/dp/B07P9DC6TY/

William B. Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has written A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy; A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt–And Why They Shouldn’t; and You: A Natural History. For more on his life and writings, visit his author website at WilliamBIrvine.com.

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His books include How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life (Basic Books), A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control (The Experiment, with Greg Lopez), How to Live a Good Life (Vintage, co-edited with Skye Cleary and Dan Kaufman), and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. His forthcoming book (out September 15th) is A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living. More by Massimo at massimopigliucci.com.

Visit the Stoa Nova Meetup for information on how to join.

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)!


June 1, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm