MEETINGS

  • Regular meetings usually occur every 2ND SATURDAY of the month at 9am in person
  • Theory meetings usually occur every 4TH TUESDAY of the month at 6pm online
  • Special meetings occur sporadically (see below).
  • Receive announcements through Meetup or Patreon

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: Over the past year, the group hosted events online using Zoom. We are now transitioning back to in-person meetings (while preserving some online events for those that prefer them). The COVID-19 vaccine is strongly recommended to ensure the safety of our fellow Angelinos. Masks are not required if you are vaccinated since we are holding meetings outdoors. Please be patient and don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. — Justin K.



NEXT REGULAR MEETING!

When: Saturday, Dec. 11th at 9am (until 11am)

Where: “Elysian Park Arboretum”—this is a field open to the public with picnic tables; parking nearby at “Chavez Ravine Rd. Parking” and “Elysian Park Section 6” (https://www.laparks.org/horticulture/chavez-ravine-arboretum)

What about: We’ll be finishing up Book 1 our reading of Epictetus’s Discourses and Handbook. The Handbook selections are meant to pair well with the Discourses selections. [Quick note: I will use the term “Handbook” but others use “Manual” or the Greek term encheiridion]

Reading for this month:
Discourses 1.22-30
Handbook 5, 15, 17, 38, 39, 41, 42, 51
(feel free to cite any other entries you think are relevant)

NOTE: Use whichever translation you prefer (it might be beneficial to compare them). The book I will primarily refer to is the Discourses and Selected Writings published by Penguin Classics and translated by Robert Dobbin… A public domain collection of Epictetus’s works can be found here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Epictetus,_the_Discourses_as_reported_by_Arrian,_the_Manual,_and_Fragments

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The venue is outdoors. If you are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or feeling ill, please stay home and email me if you would like to help facilitate an online version of this meeting. Those who are fully vaccinated are unlikely to contract COVID in an outdoor setting and are unlikely to get seriously ill if they do. That being said, everyone is welcome to wear their mask and will certainly not be discouraged or judged.

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FACILITATE AN ONLINE VERSION OF THIS MEETING FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T ATTEND IN-PERSON.

See you then! –Justin K.


NEXT ONLINE REGULAR MEETING!

[AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE REGULAR MEETING WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED EVERY MONTH]

When: TBD

Where: ONLINE via Zoom [ registration link: TBD ]

What about: same as in-person Regular Meeting (see above)



NEXT THEORY MEETING!

When: Tuesday, Nov. 23rd at 6pm (until 8pm)

Where: ONLINE via Zoom [ registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcOqsrjIuE92kq5D7MgRog4Ju3pj5tJor ]

What about: We’ll dedicate ONE LAST meeting to Epicureanism and The Epicurus Reader (trans. Inwood & Gerson) [https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-epicurus-reader]. The upcoming meeting with serve as a review of the physics, epistemology, and ethics of the Epicureans. I hope it will also provide a clear comparison between their philosophy and Stoic philosophy as well as a discussion about a why one school of thought is better than the other.

Reading for this month:
– NOTHING (just review what you’d like of The Epicurus Reader and any supplementary material you find)

How to Register:

  1. You must register for the Theory Meeting every month. Once you do, a ‘join link’ (along with more info) will be emailed to you that is unique to that month’s meeting and to you (i.e., no sharing).
  2. “Registering” just means that when you click the ‘registration link’ above, you will be asked to provide your email, your first-last name, and your city (non-Angelinos welcome!). You’ll also be able to submit any question or comment at the time of registration.
  3. If you are having trouble, please email lastoics@gmail.com and I can help you out –Justin K.

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.



NEXT SPECIAL MEETING!

TBD

When: TBD

Where: TBD

What about: TBD