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Sunday Platform – Massimo Pigliucci: “Stoic Exercises to Thrive in a World out of Your Control” (Online)

May 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

It has suddenly become painfully clear that we control much less about the world than we think or would like. This notion of limited control also happens to be at the very center of the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism. The Stoics developed an ethics and a practice around it, both of which are very much relevant to the 21st century.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus epidemic, in-person events at Ethical NYC have been suspended. This Sunday Platform will be presented online via Zoom.

FREE and open to the public.

Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest.  Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day.  While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public.  Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.

To view previous Sunday Platform addresses and interviews, visit the Ethical NYC YouTube channel.


May 3, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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