The Stoics: Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy Class

Saturday, March 24, 2018,
04:00 PM
Salihara Lobby

Lecturers: A. Setyo Wibowo and Ito Prajna-Nugroho (Jakarta)

Public: IDR350.000

Student: IDR200.000

Early in the modern era—around the 16th and 17th centuries—Christianity was fast losing its status as the dominant way of life or value system. However, its decline was not immediately followed by the emergence of alternative viewpoints (to replace it). Philosophers of the time hoped to find ideas or concepts that would not entirely oppose the old values and which could also anticipate the swift changes that were afoot. They found what they were seeking in the ideas of the Stoics.

A hundred years after the death of Socrates, Stoicism grew out of the lively discussions in one humble cottage at the edge of Athens to spread as far as Rome. In addition to discussions on Stoicism as a way of life, Salihara's Philosophy Class will also discuss Stoicism in relations to power, ethics, life, and death. The course will be led by A. Setyo Wibowo and Ito Prajna-Nugroho, lecturers at Driyarkara School of Philosophy, Jakarta.


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Cicero and Seneca: Stoic Views on Power (Self-Restraint)
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Epictetos: Stoic Views on Ethics
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Marcus Aurelius: Stoic Views on Life and Death
Lecturer: A. Setyo Wibowo
Saturday, 24 March 2018, 04:00 PM