Stoicism and the Art of Living: Good, Bad and Indifferent

From: £60.00

SUN, 18 SEPTember 2022

10:00 – 16:00

Explore what is ‘good’, the Stoic ‘virtues’ and contemplate the Stoic concept of ‘indifferents’.

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Tutor Darren Harper will help you get acquainted with Zeno; the first Stoic, explore what is ‘good’, asking such questions as: What has value? What is the best way to live? and What should we do to flourish?  You will also explore the Stoic ‘virtues’ before contemplating the Stoic concept of ‘indifferents’.

This course is suitable for beginners.

About the Day

Stoicism and the Art of Living will run from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.


10am Session 1 – Introduction and What is Good?

11.10am Break

11.20am Session 2 – The Indifferents and the Virtues

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Session 3 – Marcus Aurelius on Misfortune

2.40pm Break

2.50pm Session 4 – Stoic Exercises and Conclusion

4pm Finish

Essential Information

Everything will be provided, please just bring a pen.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Darren Harper

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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 Shambellie House, 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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