Whats On

Events and activities organised by the School of Philosophy

Events

We organise events and activities throughout the year.

Our next event is A Day with Plato taking place on Saturday 16 June 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of Townley Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth.  The topic for the day is 

PLATO'S FIVE FORMS OF GOVERMENT

In Plato's Republic, Socrates and his fellow enquirers set out to discover what is justice and if the life of a just man is the best one. On this journey Socrates describes an ideal state governed by Philosopher Kings educated to be able to behold the absolute good – after which pattern they order the state and the lives of the citizens.    

Book VII of Plato's Republic describes the descent from this state through four subsequent states, Timocracy - a warrior state type rule, Oligarchy - rule by the rich, Democracy - rule by all, Tyranny - rule by one.

On this Day with Plato we will start by examining the ideas that Plato puts forth. Using Plato’s perspective see if we can gain any insights as to what is going on it today’s society and what is ruling within ourselves. And finally look at the signs as outlined in Book VIII of The Republic on the descent from Democracy to Tyranny so see if any are familiar to us in the world around us.

Please click A Day With Plato to get full details of the event, booking form etc.


Tutors from the School of Philosophy and Economic Science are presently giving an Easter season of lectures which will examine such important issues as Gratitude, Acceptance, Conscious Listening, Equality, The Qualities of the Creation, Patience, Education in the 21st Century, Economic Justice, Work Life Balance, Humility, Talking to the Enemy, The Grand Illusion and an introduction to the philosophy of Plato. 

This is an excellent opportunity to attend what promises to be a challenging look at these important subjects in the light of Practical Philosophy and to be introduced to the school.

For more information please contact us.

Recently, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the School of Philosophy & Economic Science, the 'Kirtanham Choir' of the School of Philosophy in Ireland presented Handel's masterpiece, the MESSIAH at a series of Easter concerts around the country.   

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