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MALS Sample Class: The World of Plato (4/12)


12 Apr 6:30-9:30pm

Join us to sample a class from our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree has to offer you.

LSHV-481: The World of Plato
Georgetown University Main Campus, Intercultural Center 207A

Course Description:
Socrates offers new ideas and new questions to Greek thought, arrived at by way of a methodology that placed heavy emphasis on dialogue. discussion and debate. He never wrote down a word of what he discussed over the decades. His pupil, Plato, ended up doing that, and Plato’s Academy--the first ivory tower--became renowned as an institution where all kinds of issues and ideas could be discussed without fear of offending those politically and socio-economically powerful enough to punish one for the offence. Thus with Plato as our guide, we will be asking three essential questions: what are these philosophers asking, how do their questions change ground over time, and what are the sorts of answers to which they arrive. We will end up at the threshold of Plato's pre-eminent pupil, Aristotle and his competing school, the Lyceum.

*Please note that this sample class is reserved for students interested in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. If you are interested in another program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, please contact Admissions and we will connect you with a visit opportunity.

Georgetown Main Campus

37th & O Sts, NW , Intercultural Center 207A
Washington, District of Columbia 20057

Add to Calendar 2016-04-12 18:30 2016-04-12 21:30 America/New_York MALS Sample Class: The World of Plato (4/12) Join us to sample a class from our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and experience what this degree has to offer you. LSHV-481: The World of Plato Georgetown University Main Campus, Intercultural Center 207A Course Description: Socrates offers new ideas and new questions to Greek thought, arrived at by way of a methodology that placed heavy emphasis on dialogue. discussion and debate. He never wrote down a word of what he discussed over the decades. His pupil, Plato, ended up doing that, and Plato’s Academy--the first ivory tower--became renowned as an institution where all kinds of issues and ideas could be discussed without fear of offending those politically and socio-economically powerful enough to punish one for the offence. Thus with Plato as our guide, we will be asking three essential questions: what are these philosophers asking, how do their questions change ground over time, and what are the sorts of answers to which they arrive. We will end up at the threshold of Plato's pre-eminent pupil, Aristotle and his competing school, the Lyceum. *Please note that this sample class is reserved for students interested in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. If you are interested in another program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, please contact Admissions and we will connect you with a visit opportunity. Georgetown Main Campus , 37th & O Sts, NW , Intercultural Center 207A Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20057 MM/DD/YYYY