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Stoicism: Ancient Wisdom for an Unsettled World

Stoicism: Ancient Wisdom for an Unsettled World

Saturday, February 4, 2023
10:30am - 12:30pm
Main Library - MakerLab
Main Library
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     Senior Citizen  
  Durham Library Foundation     Humanities     Literacy  
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Presented by:

Z. Quanbeck

Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at UNC-Chapel Hill and Maynard Adams Fellow for the Public Humanities, in partnership with Carolina Public Humanities

In recent years, the ancient Greek and Roman philosophy of Stoicism has become a pop culture phenomenon. From Silicon Valley to the military to the self-help movement, Americans are increasingly recognizing the relevance of Stoic approaches to resilience and self-mastery.

Yet despite Stoicism’s growing popularity, its complex historical and philosophical basis is often underappreciated.

This two-hour event open to the public will provide a crash course in the history and philosophy of Stoicism, opportunities for participants to discuss and evaluate the merits of Stoic ethical teachings, and a chance to develop their own Stoic practices.

February 4, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Durham County Main Library Maker's Space - 1st Floor


Reserved seating will be honored up until 10:25 am at which time all remaining seating will be first come first serve. 


Maynard Adams Fellows

Event Organizer

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Celeste Holtzmann