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Introduction to Stoicism: Happiness and Stoic Virtue

July 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

“Now, If virtue promises to enable us to achieve happiness, freedom from passion, and serenity, then progress towards virtue is surely also progress towards each of these states.”  Epictetus, Discourses 1.4.3

How do you find true happiness?  The Stoics believed that cultivating virtue, or excellence of character, was indispensable for happiness.  But what is the connection between virtue and happiness?  We will discuss the nature of Stoic virtue, 4 distinct features of Stoic virtue, how virtue confers happiness, and what brings Stoics joy. If you are open to considering a coherent system of thought that can guide you toward lasting happiness, we welcome you to join the discussion.

A reference article for our discussion is available here:  https://modernstoicism.com/what-is-stoic-virtue-by-chris-gill/



July 24, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT


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