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Breakfast With Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living: Chapter 4 & 5

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On Sunday August 21st (4-5:30pm EST), we will examine Chapters 4 & 5 of Professor Fideler's Book, Breakfast With Seneca.   In Chapter 4, Professor David Fideler explains Seneca's view on Anger.  Anger is an unhealthy emotion (i.e., passion (pathē)).  For Seneca the problem with anger is that it is a kind of insanity where […]

Introduction to Stoicism: Happiness and Stoic Virtue

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“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 […]

Breakfast With Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living (Chapter 2 & 3)

In the following months, in conjunction with Philadelphia Stoa, I will lead a group discussion on David Fideler’s book Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living. The books spans 14 Chapters with a little over 200 pages of text (excluding bibliography, appendix, and notes). Professor Fideler covers various topics from Friendship, […]