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Stoic School of Life with Massimo Pigliucci

November 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Members Free Guests $5 per session (suggested donation)
Second and Fourth Mondays

The School is inspired (with a bit of immodesty) to the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus and many others simply gave lectures about their favorite topics and engaged in Socratic discussions with people interested in what they had to say. In our case, 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.

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani professor of philosophy at the City College of New York

This week’s topic: Dichotomy of control

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is wheelchair accessible. For events in our Auditorium and Social Hall, please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 121) and plan to arrive one hour before start time.

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November 14, 2016
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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