Exploring Plato's Republic: "The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy" by Dr. Barry Craig -- Presented by the Great Books Programme
Date: Sep 27, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Holy Cross Conference Room., Fredericton, NB, Canada
Plato’s Republic might easily be described as the most beautiful work of philosophy ever written.
Trying to get back to the city after a day at a festival, Socrates is accosted by a group of young men. What could have been a relaxed dinner with a group of friends turns into an all night discussion about the nature of justice, beauty and truth. The stakes are high. Will Socrates convince his friends to seek truth and justice? More importantly, will he convince us?
The Great Books Programme invites you to a series of lectures exploring Plato’s Republic. Please join us as members of the St. Thomas University faculty investigate the many themes of this seminal philosophic work.
All lectures will be held in the Holy Cross Conference Room.
Sept 27, 3:00-4:00
Dr. Barry Craig (Vice President Academic)
The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy
October 24, 3:00-4:00
Dr. Christine Cornell (English Department)
The Dramatic Republic
November 22, 3:00-4:00
Prof. Matthew Robinson (Philosophy Department)
The Just Competition
January 24, 3:00-4:00
Prof. Alan Hall (Great Books Programme)
Why I Love The Republic and You Should Too
February 22, 3:00-4:00
Dr. Patrick Malcolmson (Political Science Department)
The Constitution of the Republic
March 21, 3:00-400
Dr. Sara MacDonald (Great Books Programme)
From Tyranny to Freedom
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