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While online meetings have allowed NYC Stoics to reach more people in a more convenient way, the downside is that it's harder to socialize and have free-flowing discussion online.
NYC Stoics will be continuing our main reading sessions online because of its convenience and broader reach. But we'll also be taking advantage of the lower COVID rates by meeting again in person to chat about Stoicism.
Since the weather's getting chilly, we'll be meeting at our pre-COVID indoor spot: the 60 Wall Street atrium. Since this is indoors, please bring and wear a mask. If it winds up being a nice day and everyone's okay with it, perhaps we'll continue our meeting outdoors after gathering in the atrium. Masks won't be necessary if we move outdoors.
Here's our agenda for this meetup:
- Hanging out/getting to know each other
- Q&A and discussion about Stoicism in general
- Q&A and discussion about Stoic physics
- Deep read of Enchiridion 5: we'll read through Enchiridion 5 together and share our main practical takeaways
The large majority of what the ancient Stoics wrote are lost to time. Fortunately, we can still learn quite a bit about Stoicism by reading the works of ancient writers who weren't Stoics.
At this meetup, we'll continue our 2021 theme of "the Year of Stoic B-Sides" by returning to the topic of Stoic physics, which we covered earlier this year through the writings of Diogenes Laertius. During the meeting, we'll learn more about Stoic physics by reviewing excerpts from several ancient non-Stoic writers.
To prepare for the meetup, please purchase Inwood and Gerson's "The Stoics Reader" (Hackett, 2008 - https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-stoics-reader) and read the following Texts from the section on "Physics":
-General: Texts 26-27 (p.58)
-Theology: Texts 28-31 (pp.58-80)
-Bodily and non-bodily realities: Texts 34-39 (pp.85-86); Texts 41-50 (pp.87-90); Texts 52-59 (pp.90-92)
-Structures and powers: Texts 60-71 (pp.92-97)
-The soul: Texts 73-83 (pp. 97-100)
-Fate: Texts 86-89 (pp[masked]); Texts 91-93 (pp[masked]); Texts[masked] (pp[masked])
If purchasing the text presents a financial burden, Greg will buy a copy and send it to you -- just send a private message to work out the details.