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Stoa Nova – Epic Battles in Practical Ethics: Stoicism vs. Epicureanism
July 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Okay, folks, time to take on our cousins, the Epicureans! This meeting will explore the differences between Stoicism and Epicureanism. We’ll look at the two schools’ takes on metaphysics (how the world hangs together), epistemology (theory of knowledge), and — of course — ethics (how to live in the world). I’ll be really disappointed if by the end of the discussion you will turn Epicurean, but of course I have no control over that, and it’s a “dispreferred indifferent” to me…
Suggested reading: https://www.patreon.com/posts/greatrivalries-20659585
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)!