Next week we will be meeting to complete the SRU 2nd Annual Live Like a Stoic for a Week activities (10/17-10/21).
We will be meeting in SWC 118 on Thursday (10/13) during common hour (12:30-1:30) to discuss the details. Invite your friends!
Here are some highlights of how this year's event differs from last year's:
This year's theme will be on Stoicism and Love. Here are some comments on the connection:
Natural affection is the basis of Stoic Ethics and is related to other concepts of love, including familial, brotherly, and erotic. Keeping with cosmopolitanism, Stoics are concerned with how we can live with and express compassion for others. For the Stoic, to be just involves being kind and treating others fairly. In being just, Stoics also strive to recognize that we cannot control others. Love, then, is not dependent upon reciprocation. Being kind and affectionate are seen as virtuous activities done for their own sake and not done to get something from someone.
Some other upcoming Stoic events include:
We hope to see you there!
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!