Lecture: A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control
During his visit to Oslo and CAS, Massimo Pigliucci, professor of Philosophy at City University of New York, will give a lecture to the Universtiy of Oslo's Science Studies Colloquium Series.
Pigliucci has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, a PhD in biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Tennessee. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. Come to learn how Stoicism works in practice, and discover the value of a personal philosophy of life that has influenced people for over two millennia.