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Monday, March 20, 2017

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Stoic School of Life
Stoic School of Life
Monday, March 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Join me and other fellow students of Stoicism for a discussion on "How to choose your Hellenistic school." 

From the article suggested for this meeting: "The Hellenistic period, which is typically defined as going from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE) to the rise of the Roman Empire (marked by the battle of Actium, 31 BCE) saw the flourishing of a bewildering number of new philosophical schools, of which Stoicism was of course one. I have discussed the variety of these schools and their genealogical derivation from the thought of Socrates in a previous post, devoted more broadly to the differences between ancient and modern conceptions of ethics, and of course this very blog is an ongoing discussion and exploration of Stoicism in particular. But perhaps Stoicism isn’t quite for you, and yet you are still attracted to the idea of a eudaimonic life, a life spent in pursuit of something that makes it meaningful and worth living? Then you are in luck, because I’m about to introduce the Hellenistic Schools decision making tree!" (more here).

Please note that the meeting is free for members of the Ethical Society, $5 for non-members (at the door). If you are a member, please do not RVSP here, you can come anyway.

 
 
7:00 PM
Auditorium
Declaration 17 Civics Education Evening
Declaration 17 Civics Education Evening
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Auditorium

Doors open at 6:30.

Civil Rights attorney Norman Siegel has held public readings of United States founding documents for many years. Following this presidential election, he started work on Declaration 17, a collaborative project with many individuals rather than organizations, and no politicians. People are invited to sign onto this declaration at its website, declaration17.com. Our emphasis is on civics education, as it seems for decades students have not been taught the basics about American democracy. We see the consequences of that lack of education today.

At this event, a reading will be conducted of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and UN Declaration of Human Rights, along with a discussion of key points.