Philosophy - Stoicism for the Modern Mind

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Course description

Philosophy – Stoicism for the Modern Mind

What is Stoic Philosophy and how can this ancient practice be applied to modern life?
Stoicism is a school of philosophy that hails from ancient Greece and Rome in the early parts of the 3rd century, BC. It is a philosophy of life that maximises positive emotions, reduces negative emotions and helps individuals to hone their virtues of character. In recent times, there has been a resurgence of Stoicism and it is being applied in many new workplace settings. It informs some of the thinking around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is being actively employed by industry and world leaders.

During this course, learners will discover practices and values of Stoics. The course will be informed by the writings of Zeno of Citium (3rd century BC), Seneca the Younger (4 BC-65 AD), Epictetus (55 – 135 AD) and Marcus Aurelius. (121-180 AD)

Course aims:
The course aims to focus our attention on Stoic values and the techniques for living a happy and contented life.

Topics will include:

Brief history of Stoicism;
Relationships and conflict;
Aspirations in a competitive world;
Values identification and development.

Outcomes:

By the end of this course learners will be able to:

1. Identify the main teachings of Stoic Philosophy;
2. Effectively adapt and apply those teachings in a modern setting;
3. Identify and develop a system of ethics and values to support a happy and fulfilled life.

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