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  • The Stoic Conception of God

    The Stoic Conception of God

    Epictetus was recorded by Arian as saying- “on the subject of the gods, there are those who deny the existence of divinity outright. Others say that God exists, but is idle and indifferent and does not pay attention to anything. A third group says that God exists and is attentive, but only to the workings…

  • Care of the Self:   Brisbane Stoicon 2022

    Care of the Self: Brisbane Stoicon 2022

    Courtney Shipley at Brisbane Stoics shares his presentation on ‘Care for the Self’, drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and A. A. Long. Here emphasis is given to testing impressions and the criteria set by preconceptions. References: Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault. (2022). University of Massachusetts Press. Long, A. A.…

  • Epictetus ‘Discourses’ 1.2

    Epictetus ‘Discourses’ 1.2

    In our Brisbane Stoics meetup in March, we started exploring the Discourses. In this video, I outline the core concepts of 1.2 Discourses: Hard Translation 1.2 How one may preserve one’s proper character in everything Introduction In my previous presentation concerning discourses 1.1 I included a quote from the introduction of the Hard translation by…

  • Epictetus ‘Discourses’ 1.1

    Epictetus ‘Discourses’ 1.1

    In our Brisbane Stoics meetup in February, we started exploring the Discourses. In this video, I outline the core concepts of 1.1 Concerning what is in our power and what is not Discourses: Hard Translation- Introduction “In 1.1 Epictetus begins by presenting the reasoning faculty as the one which, unlike other arts and faculties, comprehends…