NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED ONE WEEK. NORMALLY, IT IS HELD ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY. THIS MONTH, IT WILL BE HELD ON THE 5TH WEDNESDAY. MY APOLOGIES FOR ANY CONFUSION OR INCONVENIENCE.
This is a meeting of the "Theory Subgroup.” It is dedicated to reading more difficult, technical texts. I call it a "subgroup" because it is subordinate to the main group (which meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month); I would discourage members from attending this meeting and learning theory without ALSO applying that knowledge through regular practice. That being said, all are welcome and all will be accepted regardless of background or level of preparedness -- I'm just happy to talk to folks enthusiastic about Stoicism!
READING: The Stoic Reader, Texts[masked] (pp. [masked])
LOCATION: Angel City Brewery [at a table underneath stairs inside]
TIME: JULY 31, 7pm-9pm [REVISED FROM JULY 24]
[location and time are open to change upon member request]
Inwood & Gerson's The Stoic Reader (2008) compiles the earliest material on the Greek Stoics. This week's reading finishes up the book itself by looking at some early accounts of Stoic Ethics (most notably, that of Cicero) and also some critiques (most notably, from the Hellenistic skeptics)
In terms of preparing, you may A) select a few passages to share and discuss; B) think of questions to propose (or answer) and/or C) email me in advance (lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.
Lastly, please contact me with your email address if you need a PDF copy of the reading. Otherwise, I encourage you to purchase a text or digital version of the book.
See you then!
-- Justin K.