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Happiness Is In The Present 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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    Philosophy worth learning about. Would prefer to have the philosophical schools of thought applied to life today with real-world examples to discuss.

    December 14, 2012


    Talk seemed very interesting. Most sentences were cut off with the sound of a pot being whacked or a pan being scraped on a surface and plates being clattered and the sound of loads of other voices, all competing at the one time. This was from a kitchen that has not got a wall as a partition but rather a door. I'm not faulting either Dr. Bottone or Tracey, who were most friendly and courteous. I just wish I could have heard properly. They (Drury Court) should not let out rooms for talks, that they know, the attendees will not be able to hear. I could see many people struggling, bar those at the top of the room. So give Tracey and Dr. Bottone a better room next time please as I would just like to hear the wisdom being shared.

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