Past Meetup

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

This Meetup is past

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Smokey Row Coffee Co.

1910 Cottage Grove · Des Moines, IA

How to find us

Meet us in the back meeting room.

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Details

We will look at the spiritual/psychological exercises found in Stoicism and how one applies Stoic philosophy in modern life. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson is a good introduction to Stoicism and will be our guide for the next few Meetups.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness by Donald J. Robertson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841317-teach-yourself-stoicism-and-the-art-of-happiness

This Meetup will focus on; including the preface, chapters 1-2. Please read them ahead of time; unlike our past Meetups, we will not have time to read the complete text together. It's of course helpful, but not required to have done the reading to attend.

Preface: modern Stoicism
Chapter 1: The way of the Stoic: ‘Living in agreement with Nature’
Chapter 2: Stoic Ethics: the nature of the good

If you read further, great! We may have time to go into the third chapter as well.