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Stoicism Today: John Sellars & Jules Evans

Location
PB405 Lecture Room Philosophy Building
Category
Workshop
When
25/11/2013 (10:30-15:00)
Contact

Free Tickets at Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stoicism-and-its-application-in-modern-life-tickets-9395336705

Contact details for further information: cristobal.zarzar@kcl.ac.uk 
and sergio_daniel.vazquez@kcl.ac.uk

Description
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Within the framework of the Stoic Week 2013, King's College London will host two public events on Ancient Stoicism, its therapeutical applicability, and its uses in modern life.

The second event takes place on Thursday 28 November.

See more information about this year's Stoic Week at: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/stoicismtoday/stoic-week-2013/

Programme

  • 10:30-11:00: Coffee Reception
  • 11:00-12:30: First Session - Speaker: Dr John Sellars (Birkbeck).
  • 12:30-13:30: Lunch Break
  • 13:30-15:00: Second Session - Speaker: Jules Evans (Queen Mary).

 

John Sellars will talk about the relationship between ancient Stoicism and modern psychotherapy, and then introduce a series of Stoic texts that describe therapeutic practices, followed by a discussion (the texts will be circulated in advance). Jules Evans will talk about how people use Stoicism today in the army and other contexts.

Dr John Sellars is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, and the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Project Officer at King's College London, and Member of Common Room at Wolfson College, Oxford. His principal area of research is Ancient philosophy and he is the author of two books on ancient Stoicism. See more at: http://www.johnsellars.org.uk/

Jules Evans is a journalist, writer, and policy director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of the book Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations. Being published in 19 countries so far, the book has been #1 in Amazon.co.uk’s philosophy chart and a Guardian Books bestseller. See more at: http://philosophyforlife.org/

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