THE STUDY OF PLATO
This term we will be studying Plato’s Euthyphro. Euthyphro meets Socrates at the Royal Stoa, the day before Socrates’ trial for impiety and for corrupting the youth. Euthyphro is there because he is pursuing a murder conviction against his own father, because a murderous slave died while under the care of his father. Euthyphro sets himself up as a model of justice and piety. So, of course, Socrates asks to be his student, if he will kindly teach him what piety or holiness is, hoping this will help with his upcoming trial. So the dialogue explores what Piety is and what is its relationship to Justice.
The cost of the class is $20 payable upon enrolment, newcomers are welcome.
Available Times Online –
Wednesday 25 May 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Friday 27 May 5:00pm – 6:15pm
All times indicated are AEST.
Newcomers are welcome. Texts will be provided.
The organiser William Fox will contact you via email about the online format and setup.