Monday, February 1, 2016

‘Emerson on Self-Reliance’

It’s February already, and I still haven’t told you about the School of Practical Philosophy’s “Emerson and Spiritual Knowledge” lecture of three months ago. I’ll get to it, but it was that night when we were told to plan for this event on February 28, and tickets now are available. From the publicity:

Emerson Study Day
School of Practical Philosophy
12 East 79th Street in Manhattan
Sunday, February 28, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 per person

Come explore the spiritual and intellectual legacy of America’s great philosopher and teacher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. We shall study selected passages from his pivotal essay “Self-Reliance.” His words are both inspirational and fortifying and always address a love of freedom and a deep abiding need for self-reliance.

From the essay:

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

All are welcome. No prior study of Emerson is required.

8:30 a.m. - Sign in (coffee available)
9 a.m. - Brief history and introduction followed by two study sessions in small groups

Fee - $25, which includes a light brunch and printed material.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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