Epic battles in practical ethics: Stoicism vs Epicureanism

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Okay, folks, time to take on our cousins, the Epicureans! This meeting will explore the differences between Stoicism (Zeno there on the left in the photo) and Epicureanism (Epicurus on the right).

We'll explore the two schools' take on metaphysics (how the world hangs together, epistemology (theory of knowledge), and -- of course -- ethics (how to live in the world). I'll be really disappointed if by the end of the discussion you will turn Epicurean, but of course I have no control over that, and it's a dispreferred indifferent to me...

Suggested reading: https://www.patreon.com/posts/great-rivalries-20659585

Admission: $5 suggested donation, free for members of the Society for Ethical Culture. Learn more about our host organization, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, at http://www.ethical.nyc