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Stoicism in Action and Stoic Week 2018
Stoicism in Action: Virtue, Therapy, and Integrity How do Stoics define virtue? Is Stoicism all work and no play? How did the Marcus Aurelius and James Stockdale use Stoicism as therapy and a path to integrity? Learn the answer these questions and more during our meeting on September 29th at 1:30 at the Northgate Public Library. Our guest speaker is Tom Opryszek, organizer of the Bellingham Stoics . He will give an introductory lecture on Stoicism in Action followed by Q and A. For those who are interested in trying to put Stoicism in practice as part of an international event, Stoic Week 2018 will take place starting the Monday after this event (October 1).

Seattle Public Library - Northgate Branch

10548 5th Avenue NE · Seattle, WA

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What we're about

This is a philosophy group that will focus on analytic philosophy (the type of philosophy typically taught in American universities), but is open to all approaches to philosophy. No specific background is necessary, and everyone from those who have never studied philosophy to those who have graduate degrees are welcome.

We are both a well-established local group - one of the largest and most active philosophy Meetups in the country - and the Seattle chapter of a national organization dedicated to building communities of philosophical conversation, The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA).

What are some distinguishing characteristics of this group?

1) We have a very diverse range of discussion leaders, and a high level of participation. In the past year or two, over 20 different people, ranging from philosophy professors to people just interested in philosophy, have lead discussions.

2) We have the support of an outstanding national organization which shares our aims.

Anyone is free to lead a meetup session here. It can be run in a time or place of your choosing (or we can reserve a library room for you). Any broadly philosophical topic, and any format is ok. Anyone who wants to run a session should contact the organizer.

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