Stoicism and the Art of Living: Universal Nature, God & Fate – GI 23 142 (Face to Face)
10 January 2024 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT
Tutor: Darren Harper BA (Hons) PGCEGo to all Courses
In contrast with the Judeo-Christian view, the Stoics were materialists: they believed that there is just one type of thing that makes up the universe. In this day course we will explore the Stoic belief that everything that happens is fated to happen, as well as the Stoic idea that God, fate and the universe are – in reality – the same thing.
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.
About the Speaker
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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