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 [see below of "how to find us"] NOTE: you need to be 21 or over to enter the premises. Let me know if this affects your attendance!
TIME: AUGUST 28, 7pm-9pm
[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. Now that we looked at early accounts of Stoic Ethics (e.g., from Arius Didymus and Cicero and other non-stoic contemporaries), we will be finishing the book by looking at the later accounts of Stoic Ethics (Musonius Rufus, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius).
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.