Stoa Nova: Tim LeBon on doing research on the effectiveness of Stoicism (Online)
August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Massimo Pigliucci and his guest, Tim LeBon, a cognitive behavioral therapist who is one of the moving forces behind the Modern Stoicism organization.
Tim offers philosophical counseling and compassion focused therapy (more here: https://londontherapy.timlebon.com/p/welcome.html), and has been doing research on the effects of Stoic practice ever since the beginning of the annual Stoic Week.
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.
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)!