Greg Sadler and Harald Kavli, editors of the Stoicism Today blog, recently called for contributions for an online symposium on Stoicism and Courage to align with and start a conversation around our conference theme of courage.
The first three contributions — by Gregory Lopez, Judith Stove, and Gregory Sadler — are now live and you can read them here.
The editors are now opening up the opportunity to contribute to anyone who would like to send in their well-considered thoughts about the topic of Stoicism and courage. You can do so by emailing your 400-1200 word draft to both Harald Kavli and Greg Sadler.
Here is the original invitation:
The online symposium would consist in a set of posts, each of which would include multiple contributions on the topic.Harald and I would like to invite each of you to contribute a short piece (400-1200 words) to our online symposium, focused on the Stoic virtue of courage. Here’s a set of potential topics (though contributions could be on other courage-related matters):
- Why courage is needed for happiness, freedom, or flourishing
- What the Stoics understand courage to be
- Any one of courage’s subordinate virtues and why it matters
- The difference between real courage and what passes as courage
- Particularly striking examples of courage
- Why courage isn’t the same as “manliness” for Stoics