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This meeting will be our Ninth meeting to discuss the recently-released book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In”. In “Being Better”, Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos apply Stoic principles to contemporary issues such as social justice, climate breakdown, and the excesses of global capitalism. Above all, they show that Stoicism is not an ivory-tower philosophy or a collection of Silicon Valley life hacks, but a vital way of life that helps us live simply, improve our communities, and find peace in a turbulent world.
In this meeting we will discuss Chapter 9, “Well On The Way To A Life Transformed…”. I will also try to give an overview of the entire book. Although you are encouraged to read the chapter and reflect on the questions at the end of the chapter, that does not mean you cannot participate in our open discussion. I have left my notes to quickly guide the reader through the text.
Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in environmental sustainability and Stoic philosophy at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His website is: stoickai.com and his Twitter feed is @KaiWhiting. Leonidas Konstantakos is a lecturer in the Arts and Philosophy Department at Miami Dade College. He also conducts research on Stoicism’s application to just war theory in the International Relations Department at Florida International University.
Here is a YouTube on Kai Whiting explaining his book “Being Better”
Amazon books: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1608686930
I have also created some notes to aid the reading….please see google link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1h_jVVBPqygBqfnAunhJfbxFIpz50Jl72?usp=sharing