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A Day with Plato
Sunday June 23

The Power of Socrates   Socrates is a figure that looms large in history.  What did he stand for?  What was his message?  Why did he have such influence and why was he put to death at age 70 by the Athenian Democracy.  Spend a day discovering the power of Socrates.   Newcomers are welcome,…

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Plotinus’ Enneads Bk4
Term 2

Plotinus is the greatest and most famous of the Neoplatonic philosophers.  Born in Egypt and educated in Alexandria, Plotinus moved to Rome where a circle of dedicated students formed around him and persuaded him to write.

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Plato’s Republic
Term 2

Socrates having stated in Book 5 that cities or individuals will never find peace or prosperity until either the leader is a Philosopher or a Philosopher is the leader, in Book 6 Socrates explores deeper.

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Plato’s Parmenides
Term 2

Socrates is presented as a young man, below the age of 20, keen on Philosophy, bold, yet untrained.  He puts forward “The Theory of Forms”, but when he is pressed by Parmenides, he is at a loss to defend his position.

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Plato’s Euthyphro
Term 2

This term we will continue our study of Plato’s ApologyThe Apology is Socrates’ defense speech when he on trial before the Athenian people for “corrupting the youth” and believing in gods “other than the State gods”.

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