Your Modern School of Stoic Philosophy
Developing a Community of Philosophically Sound Citizens.
NE PERMITTAS PERFECTUM ESSE HOSTIS BONO
"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."
THE NAME: INTERGALACTIC
The name in keeping with the ancient Greek cosmopolitan tradition, encompasses a number of Stoic Concepts
- The 'View from above' - when we engage this practice, we climb higher and higher until even the Earth is just a dot, we see how small we are against the immensity of time and space
- The Natural Quest for Knowledge - a rational drive to explore, learn, understand and experience the natural world
- Envisioning the whole - though we may be 'small' we are all interconnected and part of one giant system
- Aspirational - for life to continue we'll one day need to be...Intergalactic
TERM AND ADMISSIONS
The school is open from March 1st to October 31st.
Tuition is free and enrollment is open to all.
“I am a painter and life is my canvas.”
PRACTICE PROGRAM: ‘ARETE’
Practice exercises will be introduced each month as part of the discussion series. Arete – is a Greek word that means excellence and is often synonymous with virtue.
The INTERGALACTIC programs are meant to inspire reading of the foundational Stoic texts and introduce students to the basic theory, practices and exercises of the Stoic Philosophy. In addition to reading support, monthly sessions on a particular Stoic concept will be held, tentatively the first weekend of each month for a total of eight meetings.
**Students interested in a comprehensive course on the system of Stoic thought will be referred to the courses offered by the College of Stoic Philosophers.
Students who finish reading one of the texts will be provided with a certificate of achievement at the end of the term, which will be awarded at StoiconX or end of term celebration.
OFFICIAL SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS: INTERGALACTIC.STOIC.SCHOOL@GMAIL.COM