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Philosophy Workshop: Ethical Living Through Self-Knowledge

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST


Philosophers of the ancient world consistently describe understanding ourselves and our place in the wider world as one of the first steps toward living well.  In this 3-hour “philosophy as a way of life”-inspired workshop led by special guest & Princeton scholar, David Nowakowski, PhD (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Union College), we’ll look at some of the insights provided by Ancient Greek thinkers concerning questions of self, free-will, responsibility, happiness, and more.  Some questions that will be explored include:

  • What is part of myself, and what isn’t?
  • What do I have control over, and what don’t I?
  • How, by looking inward, can I find the freedom to live the best possible life for myself and my loved ones?
  • And more…

Select readings and activities inspired by the Epicurean, Stoic, and Platonist traditions will be examined and applied with the aim of introducing participants to a variety of philosophical perspectives on “knowing thyself” and practical tools for living well.  No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. FREE. All ages welcome. $20 Suggested donation. Light snacks & hot tea provided. Space is limited.  Learn more and reserve your spot here! 


Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center
101 Reeder's Alley
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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