The unexamined life is not worth living
The Study Day program comes from Plato’s Alcibiades I, an imagined conversation between the great philosopher Socrates and the 18-year-old Alcibiades, an ambitious and talented youth who would later play a major role in Athens and on the world stage.
In this dialogue, Socrates takes the lead in trying to awaken Alcibiades to the ignorance that prevents him from understanding the true qualifications for achieving his enormous ambition, and, more importantly, from realizing his own true nature.
As we watch Socrates’ intelligence at work, it becomes apparent that, not only Alcibiades, but we ourselves will benefit from examining our beliefs, priorities and actions in light of the questions raised in this dialogue:
• What are the most damaging ideas to hold?
• How can ignorance be removed?
• What are the success factors for a happy life?
• What is self-knowledge?
Join us on Sunday May 20th in a conversation that addresses some of the most important questions a human being can consider.
The day includes an opening presentation, group study sessions, a great Greek lunch, light entertainment, and closing reception. Family and friends are welcome and no prior study of Plato is required.
Reserve a place by purchasing tickets by clicking here or at the Registration Office on the 1st Floor of 12 East 79th Street.
Date: Sunday May 20
8:30 am Coffee & Registration
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Program
Wine Reception to follow
Fee: $50 – Includes Materials, Refreshments, Lunch, and Wine Reception
$30 – For full-time students