We're Leading the Revival of Stoicism in Philadelphia
PHILOSOPHY FOR EVERYONE
What Is Stoicism?
The cacophony of modern life echoes in all directions, distracting us with emotionally-charged rhetoric, digital disinformation, and political demagoguery. Standing in opposition to this spiritual desert, there exists a rational, non-dogmatic approach to life that teaches us to control our own emotions, prosper through virtue, and live according to reason. We believe the great questions of life are the true province of philosophy—not the monopoly of religion.
The Philadelphia Stoa is leading the rebirth of the ancient philosophy of Stoicism to meet the challenges of modernity. We aim to resurrect the definition of what it meant to be a philosopher in antiquity: a lover of wisdom, a person who strives to live a philosophical life. Through the practice of applying virtue ethics, reason, and critical thinking to our collective human experience, we endeavor to unlock the personal flourishing that is possible within all of us.