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Stoicon 2023 – Beautiful Stoics

October 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4

Should we be indifferent to beauty? Discover Stoic views on beauty, how to appreciate beauty, and how beauty can help us cultivate virtue.

Tickets are by donation. Get tickets here.

Schedule (EDT)(Timings and running order subject to change): 

10:00 Welcome
10:10 Recitation: Hymn to Zeus by Cleanthes
10:30 The Stoic Theory of Beauty w/ Aistė Čelkytė
11:00 Did the Stoics get their Theory of Beauty Wrong? w/ Massimo Pigliucci
11:30 Beauty: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Applications w/ David Fideler
12:00 Break
12:10 Splendid and Beautiful: The Inspirational Power of Moral Beauty w/ Brittany Polat
12:50 Peter Paul Rubens and the First Modern Revival of Stoicism w/ John Sellars
13:20 Break
13:30 Selecting for Beauty: Some Precepts for a Stoic w/ Jennifer Baker
14:00 Things of Beauty w/ Greg Sadler
14:30 Dancing with the Stoics w/ Nancy Sherman
15:00 Break
15:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Why Rationality Needs Beauty w/ John Vervaeke
16:20 Musical recital: w/ Sharon Lebell
16:40 Closing remarks
17:00 Close


October 21, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4
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