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Philosophy Breakfast – July 2023

Event Details

Course runs each Saturday over successive weeks
Date: 01/07/2023 - 29/07/2023 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Plato’s Dialogues – a two-part course
with Dr Nicholas Joll

Part II  – Middle and late dialogues

Saturday 10.00 – 11.30 

From 1st July – 29th July



Weekly topics:

6    Republic (again)
7    Republic (yet again!)
8    Theaetetus
9    Phaedrus
10  Timaeus

In each session we will discuss one or more passages from one or more of Plato’s dialogues (and in sessions 1 and 6 I will provide some introduction to the texts that are at issue). The passages will be provided on handouts. Yet, those who wish to do their own reading might consider obtaining some of Plato’s dialogues. Book recommendations to follow.

Philosophical topics at issue include: the nature of knowledge, and whether we have any; beauty; reasons to be moral; morality’s relation to religion; democracy; the body as ‘the tomb of the soul’.

The fee for this 5 week course is £70 which includes a continental breakfast of croissants, conserves and fresh coffee.

Bookings closed