MEETINGS

  • Regular meetings occur every 2ND SATURDAY of the month at 10am
  • Theory meetings occur every 4TH WEDNESDAY of the month at 7pm
  • There may also be special meetings (please scroll down to view details)

NEXT REGULAR MEETING!

When: Saturday, August 10th at 10am (until 12pm)

Where: Bicycle Coffee Co. on 2nd St. (in the open space at the back of the shop)

RSVP HERE

What about: Musonius Rufus Lectures 1-11 — the preferred translation is by Cynthia King; an adequate public domain version can be found at TheStoicLife.org

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A PDF OF THE READING

The meetings tend to proceed as follows …

  1. The facilitator makes any administrative announcements there may be [5 min.]
  2. Attendees can share their experience with implementing Stoic exercises/techniques (these are often drawn from modern Stoic texts by Pigliucci, Lopez, Robertson, Irvine, Sellars, Holiday, etc.) [0-15 min.]
  3. Attendees can share any insights gleaned from ‘outside reading’ (that is, any Stoic/Stoical readings besides the group’s current reading) [0-15 min.]
  4. We will all then have the main discussion about the current reading (or continuing a past discussion that was left unfinished) [60-90 min.]

In terms of preparing for the main discussion, you may…

  1. select a passage or two to share and discuss;
  2. think of questions to propose (or answer) and/or
  3. email me in advance (lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.

See you then!

— Justin K.



NEXT THEORY MEETING!

When: Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm (until 9pm)

Where: Angel City Brewery on Alameda St. (entrance on 2nd St.) [at one of the tables underneath the stairs inside]

RSVP HERE (especially in case of last-minute updates!)

What about: Brad Inwood & Lloyd P. Gerson’s The Stoic Reader (2008) published by Hackett

  • The Account in Cicero On Goals (De Finibus): Text 103 (pp. 151-157)
  • Other Evidence for Stoic Ethics: Texts 104-111 (pp. 157-164)
  • Passions and the Goal: Criticism within the Stoic School and the Evidence of Galen: Texts 112-121 (pp. 164-170)
  • A Critique from the Academic-Peripatetic Point of View: Texts 122 (pp. 170-172)
  • Pyrrhonist Critique of Basic Ethical Concepts: Texts 123-125 (pp. 172-176)

Inwood & Gerson’s The Stoic Reader (2008) compiles the earliest material on the Greek Stoics. This week’s reading concludes the part of the book on Stoic Ethics, includes Cicero’s and Galen’s account of Stoic ethics and moral psychology as well as the critiques of the Academic Skeptics, Aristotelian Peripatetics, and Pyrrhonian Skeptics.

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A PDF OF THE READING

In terms of preparing, you should read as much as you can (though you don’t need to do the entire reading to get something out of these meetings!). At the very least, …

  1. select a few passages to share and discuss;
  2. think of questions to propose (or answer) and/OR
  3. email me in advance (lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.

See you then!

— Justin K.



NEXT SPECIAL MEETING!

When: Saturday, July 20th at 9am (until 11am)

Where: Trails and streets around Elysian Park starting at the corner of N. Broadway Ave. & Casanova St. (meet there at 9am) … This is a walk/hike north of Downtown L.A. It will be less than 3 miles and should take less than 2 hours, fate permitting

RSVP HERE

What about: General Discussion about A) applying Stoicism while on the go; B) Stoicism and nature; and/or C) Stoicism and physical exercise… topics subject to change upon request!

What to bring:

  1. some comfy walking shoes – hiking boots or running shoes seems fine.
  2. water
  3. a shady hat and/or sunglasses.
  4. (Optional) long socks or pants (we may encounter some tall plants)

More details on hike: I plan to make the hike a loop… The first 1800 ft. (with an elevation gain of 215 ft.) to the top of Buena Vista Hill is the only semi-strenuous part. After admiring the view of DTLA, we’ll proceed down Buena Vista Dr. / Park Row Dr. until we get to the head of a leisurely dirt trail, which will take us to Angel’s Point Rd. After admiring the view of Northeast LA, We’ll then make our way down to Elysian Park proper. We’ll take Academy Rd. / Solano Ave. back to Broadway Ave. – back to where we started (this last bit includes a short pedestrian tunnel that goes underneath the 110 freeway). The hike should actually take about 90 min. I think, but we should allot more time just in case.

If anyone intends to take the Gold Line Metro to the Chinatown station, feel free to notify me – I myself plan to be there at around 8:30 am.


2 Replies to “MEETINGS”

  1. Good day,

    My name is David and I would love to attend your stoicism meetings and other philosophy topics. I am developing a growth in the subject and would like partake in ideas sharing meetings as yours. Looking forward your response.

    Thank you.

    David luboya says:
    1. David: All you need to do is show up and be receptive to discussion. If possible, please use Meetup.com to RSVP. That helps me prep the meeting space. If you have further questions, email me at lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com. — Justin K.

      losangelesstoics says:

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