CLA Hale Lecture Series

Thursday, March 31st4-5:30 pmEastman Hall01-2000The CLA Hale Lecture SeriespresentsRyan JohnsonElon CollegeDepartment of PhilosophyThe Importance of the Philosopher_s BeardIn Ancient Rome, how a philosopher lived his or her life was often considered to be more important than what a philosopher said or wrote. Back then, a philosopher was not someone who wrote books or papers that were disconnected from the conduct of a life. Rather, a philosopher embodied a form of life that expressed certain goals, values, motivations, and perspectives. One was identified as a Stoic, for example, because he or she lived a Stoic life. The philosophical scene of ancient Rome was thus characterized by a vibrant community of various ways of living, e.g., as a Stoic, as an Epicurean, as a Skeptic, etc. This talk will attempt to breathe new life into that ancient practice of philosophy and thereby allow us to re-conceive and re-evaluate the contemporary philosophical scene.Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability.Please make your request TODAY by going to

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When and Where
March 31, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room/Location: Eastman Hall, 01-2000

Open to the Public