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 and reminders through Meetup, Patreon, or the mailing list (sign up using the “Join the Group” button found in the right margin or bottom of the page)


NEXT REGULAR MEETING IN-PERSON! ― A Special Event

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10th at 12pm (until 2 or 3pm)

WHERE: We will meet at Frogtown Brewery (https://www.frogtownbrewery.com/home) at one of the long tables inside or outside (depending on the weather). Bring your own chair if you’d like to guarantee a comfy seat.

WHAT ABOUT: This is just a casual end-of-year gathering. There is no agenda except to enjoy each other’s company and foster a sense of community. At some point during the meeting, it might be nice to discuss the group itself and what direction members would like to see it go. If you’d like, you can prepare some comments or suggestions about that. Feel free to bring your own snacks if you’d like–the only food there is from a food truck parked in front.

READING: There’s no assigned reading and no need to prepare beforehand.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: The meeting location is outdoors and spacious enough for social distancing. If you are NOT fully vaccinated (with booster) or are feeling ill at all, please stay home and email me. We can still have a thoughtful discussion—perhaps in an online version of the meeting. Those who ARE fully vaccinated with booster are unlikely to transmit 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 THE FACILITATOR (justin@lastoics.com) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

See you then! –Justin K.


REGULAR MEETING ONLINE! ― A Special Event

** THIS IS AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE IN-PERSON MEETING ABOVE **

When: Sunday, Dec. 11th at 12pm (until whenever)

Where: ONLINE via Discord [create an account and join using the Discord widget on this site]
[If you’re new to the group, please post on Discord or email Justin (justin@lastoics.com) and introduce yourself.]

What about: SAME AS IN-PERSON MEETING (ABOVE)



NEXT THEORY MEETING! ― Spinoza and the Stoics (Pt. 4)

When: Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 6pm (until 8pm)

Where: ONLINE via Discord [create an account and join using the Discord widget on this site]
[If you’re new to the group, please post on Discord or email Justin (justin@lastoics.com) and introduce yourself.]

What about: We’re continuing our study of Jon Miller’s Spinoza and the Stoics (2018), which explores the similarities between the views of 17th Century philosopher Baruch Spinoza and those of the ancient Stoics (https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/philosophy/early-modern-philosophy/spinoza-and-stoics?format=PB&isbn=9781108456043). Our primary goal will be to use Spinoza to better understand the complex metaphysics and ethics of Stoic philosophy.

Reading for this month:
– Ch. 4 (“Value”) of Spinoza and the Stoics (2018) by Jon Miller: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SMu8g_RSabo6DGmAUqUwBmUzjUfQiaHh/view?usp=sharing
OPTIONAL: If you would like more context on Spinoza, here is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on him: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/spinoza/



How to access the L.A. Stoics Discord channel:

  1. Get access to Discord by creating an account with Discord (https://www.discord.com) and verifying your email with them.
  2. Get access to the “Los Angeles Stoics” server by clicking the “join Discord” button in the Discord widget on this page (usually at the very bottom)
  3. Introduce yourself to the group in the #introduce-yourself channel or else introduce yourself to Justin at justin@lastoics.com



NEXT SPECIAL MEETING! ― End-of-Year Get Together

When: Dec. 11th (in person) and Dec. 12th (online) [SEE ABOVE]

AGAIN, PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. ―Justin K.