Stoic School of Life - Stoic Role Models, Ancient and Modern

Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Elliott Library, Room 507
Admission: 
$5 Nonmembers

Topic: Stoic Role Models, Ancient and Modern

The Stoics thought that one of the best ways to learn how to be virtuous is to model oneself after virtuous people. They had a gallery of real and imaginary role models. At this meetup we will discuss the concept of a Stoic role model, take a look at two examples (one ancient, Cato the Younger, on the right; one modern, Susan Fowler, on the left), and see what we can learn from them. Come prepared with a suggestion for your own role model!

Suggested readings:

https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/seneca-on-cato-the-best-q...

https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/susan-fowler-as-a-modern-...

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.