En håndbok for nye stoikerePhoto: By Tim Deschaumes

A Handbook for New Stoics


How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control

Wednesday 20. November 2019, 18:00 until 20:00

Venue: Kverneland

Host: Forum for vitenskapsteori, UiO og Senter for grunnforskning (CAS)

Entrance: Free entry

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.


About Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series at a special event in collaboration with Centre for Advanced Study at Litteraturhuset. 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.