Yup. I’m doing it. Stoic Week 2014. I’ve even managed to get my current majors to do it, too (which should be interesting).
1) I really do believe that philosophy, if it does not somehow serve life, isn’t much worth taking seriously.
2) It’s been a pretty stressful year so far, with more stress yet to come, and it seems to me that I could do worse than to try this particular approach to getting my head on straight.
3) I actually enjoy reading and talking about Stoic philosophy, although it’s not really my AOS. It certainly bears on the things in which I do specialize (I maintain that talking about Kant without acknowledging his interest in both the Stoics and the Epicureans is a mistake).
So — be prepared for things to get especially navel-gazey all up in here for a while (for a week, duh!), starting Monday. I plan to blog at least a little about the experience.
If you want to read the entries day by day, here they are: