Join the University of Chicago Graham School’s Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults for a sample discussion on the opening passage of Plato’s “Republic”.
The opening passages of the “Republic” demonstrate Plato’s artistry as a writer. Through his use of dialogue, character and action, he foreshadows the philosophical issues and arguments to come, and entices the reader into the debate.
A short presentation on the Basic Program will follow the discussion.
Clare Pearson did graduate work with the University’s Committee on Social Thought, and pursues interdisciplinary work centering especially on ethical questions and experiences. She chaired the Basic Program from 2004-2008 and co-designed and chaired the Asian Classics Program from 2006-2009. Ms. Pearson received the 2013 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.