Philosophy Workshop: Ethical Living Through Self-Knowledge
December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Philosophers of the ancient world consistently describe understanding ourselves and our place in the wider world as one of the firststeps 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?
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!