A Day With Plato - Plato & Myth

Platonic drama is mainly argumentative conversation but the Myth, where it occurs, is so striking that we are compelled to regard it as essential to Plato’s philosophical style (The Myths of Plato – John Alexander Steward). We can struggle with how to approach Myth in modern times, on this day with Plato we will examine the role of Myth and how it fits into Plato’s dialogues.


Date Sat 26th Nov 10:00 - 17:00
Location Online link will be provided prior to the first session., zoom

What to expect

There will be 3 talks on the topic with an opportunity for Q&A at the end of each talk as well as a opportunity to meet in smaller groups to read some related extracts from Plato.

Online Programme

Online Programme

§ 10:00am - 11:00am – Dr Stephen J Costello - Myth, Symbol, Story

§ 11:30am - 12:30pm – Lilly Corbett – The Two Cosmic Eras (Statesman)

§ 02:30pm - 03:30pm – Reading extracts in groups

§ 04:00pm - 05:00pm - Mary MacKenna - Creation, Cosmos, City, Story