The best life is the examined life

Seneca: On Anger

For this workshop, we will continue our discussion of Seneca and Roman Stoicism. Specifically, we will focus on the Stoic’s goal of controlling the passions and how, by doing so, we can live flourishing lives. Seneca’s famous essay “On Anger” will provide the starting point for our discussion. This discussion will be coupled with questions concerning the nature of the emotions and how they can benefit and harm us.