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Stoa Nova – Cicero and Stoicism: The Stoic “Paradoxes”
September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cicero was a great Roman orator, lawyer, and philosopher. While not a Stoic, he wrote quite a bit about Stoicism, usually sympathetically. In this case, we’ll look at his “Stoic Paradoxes,” a booklet that goes through six Stoic notions that defy common sense.
You can find the full text of Paradoxa Stoicorum, free, here: https://archive.org/details/StoicParadoxesParadoxaStoicorumMarcusTulliusCicero
You can also get a commentary on the text (and on several other Stoic-related writings by Cicero) for $0.99 here: https://www.amazon.com/Cicero-Stoicism-Introductions-Paradoxes-Disputations-ebook/dp/B07V5JVS1K/
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)!