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Stoicism and the Art of Living: Live simply and according to Nature – GI 23 066 (Face to Face)

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12 September 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST

Tutor: Darren Harper BA (Hons) PGCE

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Date: 12 September 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30.50 – £37.00
Reference Code:
GI 23 066
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


In this course we will acquaint ourselves with the Cynics, and consider some important distinctions between the Cynic and the Stoic ways of life.  We will then explore what the Stoics mean by ‘simple living’, as well as how we can use the gift of reason to ‘live according to nature’.

Suggested reading: Letters from a Stoic by Seneca (translated by Robin Campbell) Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (translated by Martin Hammond)

There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.



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About the Speaker

Darren Harper


Darren holds a BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (1st class), a PGCE in Lifelong Learning, and has been an adult education teacher for 10 years.  In addition to the Guildford Institute, he also teaches residential courses at Dillington House (Somerset), Higham Hall (Cumbria), Knuston Hall (Northamptonshire) and Marlborough College (Wiltshire), as well study days at various independent libraries throughout the UK.  You can find out more at darrenharper.net.  Darren has almost completed his first book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy, which will be published in 2022.


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