Ancient Wisdom in a Twitter World Symposium
Plato’s Cave Allegory
Plato explored the essential human questions–what is our true nature, how can we discover real freedom, and what sort of life leads to lasting happiness? His teacher, Socrates, presents some answers to these questions in the Cave Allegory, one of the masterpieces of philosophy. The allegory describes prisoners chained since birth at the bottom of a cave, unaware of the bright world above. They are convinced that the shadows they see on the cave wall are the ultimate reality. Socrates asserts these prisoners are just like us “for they see only their own shadows or the shadows of one another.”
Join us as we explore these important questions during a day that includes an opening presentation, group study sessions, light entertainment, a great lunch and more.
Date: Saturday October 26th, 2019
Time:10:00 am to 4:00pm–Coffee available at 9:30am
Fee: $50 (includes refreshments, lunch, and handouts)
$25 for full time students (with ID)
All are welcome! You are encouraged to invite family and friends.
No prior knowledge of Plato is needed.