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For the past three meetings, we've dug deep into what exactly the Stoics meant by "emotion". While the Stoics wanted to quell emotions, the ideal Stoic life is definitely NOT one that is devoid of feelings. In this final meetup of 2019 we'll be driving this point home by discussing Chapters 8 and 9 of Margaret Graver's excellent book "Stoicism and Emotion", finishing off both the book and this year's theme of reading through modern sources. These chapters describe the roles that love, affection, and friendship play in an ideal Stoic life. We'll also explore how Stoicism, contra its caricature, leaves room for the negative feelings of remorse and sorrow, too. To prepare for the meetup, please read chapters 8 (City of Friends and Lovers) and 9 (The Tears of Alcibiades) and mark any concepts that you'd like to bring up for discussion. Massimo Pigliucci has summaries of each chapter we're covering, which you can find at the following links: https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/stoicism-and-emotion-viii-city-of-friends-and-lovers/ https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/stoicism-and-emotion-ix-the-tears-of-alcibiades-or-of-stoicism-and-remorse/ Afterwards, we'll chat about what themes and material we'll tackle 2020, so if you want to have a say in what we cover, be sure to stop by!