Stoic School of Life: Nobody Expects the Stoic Opposition!

Monday, April 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
$5 Nonmembers

Topic: Nobody Expects the Stoic Opposition!

The so-called Stoic opposition was a group of Stoic Senators and philosophers opposed to the tyrannies of emperors such as Nero, Vespasian, and Domitian. Many of them paid the price for their political engagement, either with exile or with their lives. We'll talk about this episode in Stoic history in the context of the broader question of what sort of social and political engagement, if any, is required by the practice of Stoic philosophy. Suggested reading:

The School is inspired by the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. 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.

Meeting dates subject to change.