The Present Is Our Happiness Dr Angelo Bottone

The value of the present instant in Greek and Roman philosophy.

The ancient schools of the Epicureans and the Stoics teach us to concentrate on the present to liberate ourselves from the weight of the past and from the fear of the future.

'Believe that each new day that dawns will be the last for you: then each unexpected hour shall come to you as a delightful gift' (Horace)

'Two thing must be cut short: the fear of the future and the memory of past discomfort; the one does not concern me any more, and the other does not concern me yet' (Seneca)

Wisdom is to be able to recognise and seize the favorable and decisive instant, what the Greeks called the 'kairos'.

'Philosophy for Life' is a series of talks on the history of philosophy and its relevance for our daily life.
10 euro, 8 pm at the Drury Court Hotel. Meeting Point Bia Bar 7 pm.
After the talk, comments and discussion with dr Bottone at the bar.

  • Nibbles For Break
  • Two Hour wWorkshop Including Comprehensive Handouts 10 Euro

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  • Traceysophia

    Just Added Class Synopsis Sorry For Delay Many Thanks

    The value of the present instant in Greek and Roman philosophy.

    November 28, 2012

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