A Day With Plato - Rhetoric & Debate Vs Socratic Method

WHO ARE WE PERSUADED BY AND WHAT GUIDES OUR ENQUIRY?

Overview

Date Sat 15th Jun 09:30 - 17:00
Location Townley Hall Main House, Slane Road, Drogheda, Louth
Cost€50.00

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What to expect

In Plato’s Gorgias we meet a brilliant teacher of rhetoric who along with two of his pupils advocate for their “art” in the pursuit of the good life. Socrates, with his probing questions leads the enquiry into the nature of the good life and how we should be guided.

A talk on Plato's Gorgias followed by group discussions will bring us up to lunch. In the afternoon we will look at the Socratic Method, examine how it is demonstrated in Plato's Laches and attempt to use this method in a live contempory discussion.