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Stoicism: Ancient Wisdom for an Unsettled World

February 4, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 under-appreciated.

This two-hour event (free and 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. It will be led by Z Quanbeck, PhD Candidate in Philosophy at UNC-CH and former Adams Fellow for the Public Humanities, and will be held at the Durham County Library.

Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. For more details and to register, visit



February 4, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Durham County Library
300 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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(919) 560-0100
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