ONLINE – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Session 1 of 4)
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Grab your favorite beverage and engage in lively thought-provoking conversations on what it means to live a virtuous life. There are numerous reasons the insights of ancient philosophers such as Buddha, Plato, Socrates, and Lao Tzu have stood the test of time.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato
What they have to offer continues to remain instructive today. In this four-session course, we will examine selections of text from these ancient figures, seeking not only to evaluate their claims, but also inquiring how we might apply their lessons to our lives today.
This course will be led by John Houston, longtime philosophy professor (most recently at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University) and instructor with Wisdom’s Edge, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing philosophy to all.
January 6, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
January 13, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
January 20, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
January 27, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
*$40 is the fee for all four sessions.
Participants are expected to attend all four sessions. All are welcome to participate.