November 16

Monday, November 16, 2020
Plenary – Chapel

Stoic Therapy: Self-Care and Care for Others

In this class we continue our study of Roman Stoicism, beginning with the distinction the Stoics drew between their approach to the good life and the approach of their main rival philosophical school, Epicureanism. We'll then move on to consider the Stoics' views on civic engagement, the relation between fate and free will, and their understanding of positive and negative emotions. At the end of class we will examine various challenges to Stoicism as well as the continuing influence of the Stoics' views in the rise of the Modern Stoicism movement.

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