Hi LA Stoics
After the quick meeting yesterday, I am leaning towards a particular reading for the next meeting, but I still want to meet up with anyone who has thoughts on the matter today, Jan. 25th (at 12pm noon) on Google Hangout.
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READING OPTIONS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER):
- Plato’s Dialogues (In particular, his Apology and/or Euthydemus) — the early dialogues are especially important to Stoicism
- Collected Fragments and Abridged Works of Greek Stoics
- Seneca’s Moral Letters or his Essays — maybe we can choose one of his essays that are popular (On Anger, On the Shortness of Life, etc.)
- Sayings and Lectures of Musonius Rufus — he was the teacher of Epictetus and his philosophy seems pretty similar (very practical)
- More Epictetus — that is, the Discourses which make up the rest of the book we used for the Enchiridion/Handbook
- Massimo Pigliucci’s How to Be Stoic — this is a intro to Stoicism using Epictetus as a guide
Feel free to suggest anything else
Keep an eye out for a post later today finalizing the reading.