Our Mission & Values
The Philadelphia Stoa is a philosophical society dedicated to pursuing a well-lived life through the virtues of wisdom, justice, temperance, and courage. We believe that the practice of Stoicism produces a rational individual, an ethical community, and a happier world.
Flourishing through Reason
The purpose of our organization is to introduce Stoic philosophy to everyone who is interested in unlocking personal flourishing through applied reason. This includes not only learning and discussing Stoic doctrine about how to live a rational and coherent life, but also practicing Stoic principles to address personal challenges in our daily lives. An important element as we progress in our practice of Stoicism involves taking part in our community. Our organization addresses local issues pertinent to the greater Philadelphia community, but we have members from all over the world.