In this course we will use selected passages from Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius to examine key features to living well, suggested askesis (exercises). We will also discuss how it is suggested that one can deal with grievous life events so that they do not unravel you!
Stoicism dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, but their ethics has an enduring, universal appeal. Modern Stoicism is employed often in philosophical counselling, and has been extremely popular in the last decade. The uniqueness of this course is it relevance to common every day issues, it's accessibility and yet insightful recommendations on how to live well.
Mother language: English
Spoken languages: English, Greek
ABOUT THE TEACHER
I am a philosophy professor with over 25 years of experience and a philosophical counsellor. I have taught at The American College of Greece. McGill University and presently am employed at Marianopolis College in Montreal. I am interested in ancient Greek thought, as well moral philosophy broadly conceived, philosophy of education and Existentialism.
I have a blog that might interest you: https://ellypiro.wordpress.com. I have just started a new blog which will negotiate various Stoic philosophers, and a reader-friendly analysis of key passages as part of my own research for a book project.
I have a D.E.C (JAC), BA (The American College of Greece - philosophy), MA and Phd (The University of Kent, at Canterbury), APPA certificate in philosophical counselling.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, The American College of Greece - courses offered include moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, Early Greek Philosophy, Plato an Aristotle, Existentialism, Business Ethics.