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This is a group dedicated to reading and talking about Stoicism — philosophical works by all Stoics from Antiquity to Modernity. The readings and the pace at which we do them will be dictated by the group; the discussions will be primarily 'socratic;' and the atmosphere should be very comfortable and welcoming. The reasons you might have for joining us may include A) you want to critically engage in Stoic theory for the sheer intellectual pleasure of it; B) you want to learn about and apply Stoic practice for the therapeutic benefits; or C) both! We are currently meeting ONLINE but, we will return to meeting in person (in DTLA) as soon as L.A. County enters the 'yellow tier'— stay tuned! Again, check out our website ( http://www.losangelesstoics.com ) for more info.

Upcoming events (2)

"The Role Ethics of Epictetus" Ch. 4-5 (Theory Meeting)

READING: Brian E. Johnson's "The Role Ethics of Epictetus," Ch. 4-5
[message me (Justin) if you'd like a PDF of the reading]

TIME: Wed. April 28th, 6pm-8pm

LOCATION: When you RSVP, please use the link here to register (you can find this on this page where the 'Location' is usually found). A personalized 'join link' (along with more info) will be sent to you in the confirmation email.

NEW: Now, you only have to register ONCE for the meetings pertaining to the current reading. This means that you will use the same 'join link' for all the 'theory meetings' up through July 2021 (when we'll be finishing Johnson's "The Role Ethics of Epictetus").

NOTE: "Registering" just means that when you first use the link, you will be asked to provide your email, your first-last name, and your city (non-Angelinos welcome!). You'll also be able to submit any question or comment at the time of registration. This process allows the L.A. Stoics to keep track of attendees but is also meant to discourage gate-crashing and disruptions.

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"Theory Meetings" are dedicated to reading and discussing more difficult, technical texts. That being said, all are welcome and all will be accepted regardless of background or level of preparedness—I'm just happy to talk to folks enthusiastic about Stoicism!

In terms of preparing, you MAY
A) select a few passages to share and discuss;
B) think of questions to propose (or answer) and/or
C) email me in advance ([masked]) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.

See you then!

— Justin K.

First Discussion on "Being Better" (Regular Meeting)

Online event

READING: "Being Better: Stoicism for a world worth living in" by Kai Whiting & Leo Konstantakos, focusing on Ch. 1-5
[this is a new book now available as a paperback and ebook]

TIME: Sat. May 8th, 9am-11am

LOCATION: When you RSVP, please use the link here to register (you can find this on this page where the 'Location' is usually found). A personalized 'join link' (along with more info) will be sent to you in the confirmation email.

NOTE 1: "Registering" just means that when you first use the link, you will be asked to provide your email, your first-last name, and your city (non-Angelinos welcome!). You'll also be able to submit any question or comment at the time of registration. This process allows the L.A. Stoics to keep track of attendees but is also meant to discourage gate-crashing and disruptions.

NOTE 2: You only have to register ONCE for the meetings pertaining to the current reading. This means that you will use the same 'join link' for all the 'regular meetings' up through July 2021 (when we'll be finishing our discussion on Whiting & Konstantakos's "Being Better").

In terms of preparing, you MAY
A) select a few passages to share and discuss;
B) think of questions to propose (or answer) and/or
C) email me in advance ([masked]) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.

See you then!

— Justin K.

Past events (61)

Seneca's "Letters" Pt. 9 (Regular Meeting)

Online event

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