PLATO STUDY DAY: SOCRATES’ LAST DAY – SOLD OUT
If today were the last day of your life, what would you do? What would you say and how would you feel as the destined hour approached? What would the wise man or woman do in this situation?
Fortunately, Plato’s dialogue Phaedo provides us with a first-hand account of Socrates’ final day in 399 BC—one that ends with Socrates, surrounded by his followers, drinking a cup of hemlock in an Athenian prison.
Join us as we immerse ourselves in the wisdom of Socrates and experience his calm confidence in the face of death. Discover what he meant in saying: “The true disciple of philosophy is ever pursuing death and dying.” Come to appreciate how Socrates’ words can help us live happier everyday.
The day includes an introductory presentation, catered luncheon and wine reception. Family and friends are welcome. No prior knowledge of Plato is required. Enjoy the power of group study, delight in philosophical entertainment and engage in stimulating conversation.
DATE: Sunday, November 11, 2018
TIME: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm — coffee available at 8:30; wine reception at end of day
FEE: $50 (or $25 for full time high-school or college students) which includes refreshments, lunch, wine reception and materials
You are encouraged to invite family and friends. No prior knowledge of Plato is needed.
Tickets are available by clicking here or by visiting the Registration Office on the 1st Floor of 12 East 79th Street, New York NY 10075.
SPECIAL NOTE: Study events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat.