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Stoicon-X New York

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What? You can’t make it to the annual Stoicon in Athens, on October 5th? Well, that’s a “dispreferred indifferent,” of course. But you do have an alternative: Stoicon-X New York, where these philosopher/authors will talk about the ideas expressed in their newest books and take questions from the audience. Join us for this exceptional triple feature event.


6:00pm – Welcome to Stoicon-X New York (Massimo Pigliucci)
6:15pm – Don Robertson: How to think like a Roman emperor
6:45pm: Q&A with Don
7:00pm – Bill Irvine: The Stoic challenge
7:30pm – Q&A with Bill
7:45pm – Massimo Pigliucci: How to thrive in a world out of your control
8:15 – Q&A with Massimo

(Event over by 8:30pm)

Don Robertson, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Bill Irvine, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

Massimo Pigliucci, A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control

About the books:

“Robertson distills the emperor’s philosophy into useful mental habits…[he] displays a sound knowledge of Marcus’ life and thought…[his] accessible prose style contributes to its appeal…[the] book succeeds on its own terms, presenting a convincing case for the continuing relevance of an archetypal philosopher-king.” ―The Wall Street Journal

“Irvine is a warm and friendly Stoic, and one of the great guides through the subject. His congenial writing offers strategies for the anxiety-free, supple kind of sturdiness with which we should all be greeting ourselves and the world.” ― Derren Brown, mentalist, illusionist, and author of Happy

“In an age that equates virtue with frenzies of outrage and denunciations of others’ failings, A Handbook for New Stoics serves as an inspired self-help cure that, with insight and sympathy, will nudge you in the direction of the happiness and equanimity born of strength of character and wisdom.”— Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex

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September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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