Welcome to Practical Philosophy Kent

A ten week evening course in Practical Philosophy

Meetings with Plato in Tenterden, Kent

Tenterden.

Plato ran an Academy in Athens dedicated to the love of truth (Philosophy). His dialogues of Socrates' conversations are peppered with challenges, wit and occasional outrage. If you would like to get acquainted with his work and see how relevant his observations of the human condition are to you and our world, then join like-minded people this Autumn.

We are studying the Gorgias, the dialogue examines the nature and morality of rhetoric compared with philosophy. To Socrates rhetoric is not concerned with truth but is a flattering knack of persuading others to a particular viewpoint or outcome. Philosophy to him is an art involving discussion to find the truth.

In studying Plato's dialogues we consider that the questions asked by Socrates should be taken personally. In the context of the Gorgias we should ask ourselves 'When I speak am I interested in discovery or do I want to win this point?"

 

SATURDAY MORNINGS 7.30am  for coffee then 8.00 - 10.00

Dates are shown below but they could change. Check this page often!

September 22

October 6, 20 (20th is an added date)

November 3, 17

December 8, 15 (1st changed to 8th)

 

The study meetings are drop-in gatherings, not a course, so it is perfectly acceptable to come along when you want to and see how it goes. You can bring a friend if you wish. You do not need to be a member of Practical Philosophy Kent to join in.

No prior knowledge is required to join the group; just a willingness to question, read, listen and apply reason is all you need.

There is no charge for the meeting, just a contribution for the refreshments at each session.

For more detail contact David Frost on 01892 616 144 or email PracticalPhilosophyKent@gmail.com