Want to learn the basics of the theory and practice of Stoicism? Then join us at this meetup!
Since 2012, a multi-disciplinary team centered at the University of Exeter composed of classicists, philosophers, psychologists, and psychotherapists have put together a free, distance-learning course called Stoic Week accompanied by online support. For a week, you'll be given daily readings and exercises to learn the basics of Stoicism and how to put it to practice in the modern world. They also test Stoicism's efficacy by administering validated psychometrics before and after Stoic Week to see if and how Stoic practice works.
Stoic Week 2015 runs from November 2-8. And, as we've done for the past couple of years, the NYC Stoics will have meetups bracketing Stoic Week to help give you extra support for your practice.
This meetup is intended to help you sign up for Stoic Week if you haven't already (I'll try to bring a computer). We'll also cover the introductory material. Finally, we'll have plenty of time for open discussion to answer both basic and advanced questions about Stoicism. So, if you're new to Stoicism, this is a great meetup for you to attend, whether or not you plan on participating in Stoic Week 2015!
To prepare for this meetup, please do the following:
• Sign up for Stoic Week 2015 (http://modernstoicism.com/) if you are able to and want to participate (you don't have to participate in Stoic Week 2015 to attend this meetup though, as we're also having open discussion around Stoicism)
• If you signed up successfully, browse the "preliminary (http://modernstoicism.com/course/view.php?id=7§ion=1)" section of the Stoic Week 2015 website, and read the introductory material of the Stoic Week 2015 Handbook (to be released October 31 in PDF, ePub, and HTML, up to but not including Monday's assignment)
• Come prepared with any questions or discussion points you'd like to bring up for our open discussion period
For more information about Stoic Week, please read this blog post (http://philosophy-of-cbt.com/2015/10/18/why-stoic-week-matters/).
Finally, please note that Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday 11/1 (the day of the meetup) at 2AM, so make sure you account for that!