A day with Plato…
We invite you to A Day with Plato – Sunday, 28th of April 2019, 10am-4pm
Do you find yourself wondering about the deeper questions in life such as ‘Who am I?, ‘What am I doing here?’, ‘How do I make sense of the big issues we face in today’s world?’ These questions have concerned the work of philosophical enquiry since the beginning of time.
Come along and spend a ‘Soulful Sunday’ with Plato and Socrates and learn how best to use your own innate powers to discover the answers you seek.
The sessions will be highly interactive and dialectical so be prepared to participate.
Presented by Marita Brewster
Marita Brewster is a foundation member of the School of Philosophy in Melbourne and has studied and tutored philosophical concepts for over 40 years.
She leads the Plato faculty in the School, and facilitates seminars in Platonic philosophy in Australia and abroad. She is head of Philosophy Development at the Erasmus Primary School in Melbourne.
“When two friends, like you and me, are in the mood to chat, we have to go about it in a gentler and more dialectical way. By ‘more dialectical’, I mean not only that we give real responses, but that we base our responses solely on what the interlocutor admits that he himself knows.” – Plato
Plato, (born 428/427 BC, Athens, Greece—died 348/347, Athens), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates (c. 470–399 BC), teacher of Aristotle (384–322 BC), and founder of the Academy, best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence. Plato, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, wrote his dialogues in the 5th Century BC, and the issues that his world faced bear a striking resemblance to those of our own modern day world.