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St. Cloud and ONLINE – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

July 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2022

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Engage in lively thought-provoking conversations on what it means to live a virtuous life. There are numerous reasons the insights of ancient philosophers such as Epicurus, Confucius, and Aristotle have stood the test of time.


“Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.” Epicurus

“To know what you know and what you do not know is the mark of one who knows.” Confucius

“Happiness is an activity in accordance with virtue.” Aristotle


What they have to offer continues to remain instructive today. In this four-session course, we will examine selections of text from these ancient figures, seeking not only to evaluate their claims, but also inquiring how we might apply their lessons to our lives today.

This course will be led by John Houston, longtime philosophy professor (most recently at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University) and instructor with Wisdom’s Edge, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing philosophy to all.


July 21, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. CST
July 28, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. CST
August 4, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. CST
August 11, 2022 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. CST

*$40 is the fee for all four sessions.

Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.


While all are welcome to participate, we especially encourage participation from those 55+, as we value the rich history of life experiences to relate to the material and to other individuals in the class. For those 55+, register with promo code MHC55 for a discount of $15.

We are offering this course in collaboration with the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud. One doesn’t need to be a member of or associated with Whitney to join. Class participants have the option of joining from Zoom or in-person at the Whitney Senior Center. You will be asked your preference when registering.

Registration Questions: registrations@mnhum.org | MHC Cancellation Policy



July 21, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Whitney Senior Center
527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303 United States
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