Schedule

Arrival Weekend (July 7-8)

Saturday, July 7: Participants arrive. Check in by 5:00pm at 19 Fountain Ave., Middletown, CT; or arrange for late arrival.

Sunday, July 8: Welcome dinner (6:00pm). Location:Steve Angle’s house

July 9: Introduction to Philosophy as a Way of Life

Morning (10:00-12:00): Participant Backgrounds and Introductions; Introduction to “Philosophy as a Way Life” Idea Reading: Pierre Hadot, “Philosophy as a Way of Life”; John Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom (selections)\

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Afternoon (2:00-4:00): Directors Angle, Grimm, and Sullivan review experiences with “way of life” classes at Wesleyan, Fordham, and Notre Dame

July 10: Confucianism, Steve Angle

Morning (10:00-12:00): Confucianism as a Way of Life: Scholarly Introduction Readings: Confucius, Analects; Chu Hsi, Learning to be a Sage (selections)

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Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Philosophical Discussion of Confucianism as a Way of Life

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Confucianism, Teaching Implementation

July 11: Buddhism, Nic Bommarito

Morning (10:00-12:00): Buddhism as a Way of Life: Scholarly Introduction Readings: Buddhaghosa, The Path of Purification; Śāntideva, Way of the Bodhisattva (selections)

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Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Philosophical Discussion of Buddhism as a Way of Life

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Buddhism, Teaching Implementation

July 12: Distinctive Assignment Day

Morning (10:00-12:00): Immersive Assignments, presentation and discussion (Grimm and Angle)

Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Student Apologies, presentation and discussion (Sullivan)

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Sustained Dialogue, presentation and discussion (Sullivan)

July 13

Morning (10:00-12:00): Large-Group Discussion of Alternatve “Way of Life” Thinkers, Curriculum Ideas, and Methods of Assessment

Afternoon (2:00-5:00): Meetings/Outings for Smaller Discussion/Curriculum Design Groups

Weekend of July 14-15

July 16: Stoicism, Tushar Irani

Morning (10:00-12:00): Stoicism as a Way of Life: Scholarly Introduction

REQUIRED: Epictetus, Discourses, Fragments, Handbook, translated by Robin Hard (Oxford World’s Classics, 2014)

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Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Philosophical Discussion of Stoicism as a Way of Life

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Stoicism, Teaching Implementation

July 17: Ancient Skepticism, Christiana Olfert

Morning (10:00-12:00): Ancient Skepticism: Scholarly Introduction

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Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Philosophical Discussion of Ancient Skepticism as a Way of Life

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Ancient Skepticism, Teaching Implementation

July 18: Exitentialism, Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

Morning (10:00-12:00): Existentialism: Scholarly Introduction

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Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Philosophical Discussion of Existentialism as a Way of Life

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Existentialism, Teaching Implementation

July 19: Kantianism, Karen Stohr

Morning (10:00-12:00): Kantianism as a Way of Life: Scholarly Introduction

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On Speaking the Truth

On Avoiding Self-Conceit and Contempt

On Navigating the Ends of Others

On Being Sociable

Early Afternoon (2:00-3:30): Philosophical Discussion of Kantianism as a Way of Life

Late Afternoon (3:45-5:00): Kantianism as a Way of Life, Teaching Implementation

July 20: Presentations and Conclusion

Closing discussion: Going forward with Philosophy as a Way of Life: building on the promise and avoiding pitfalls

Closing Reception/Dinner (5:00-7:00)