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What's it all about? A first look at Platonic Dialectics

An introduction to Platonic Dialectics, described by Plotinus as the "best part of philosophy"


The dialectics of Plato are the means whereby a philosopher can transform him or herself, bringing into manifestation those eternal ideas which the human soul possesses, but which have been lost, so to speak, in our descent into our terrestrial body. This dialectical process is as much about intuition as it is of reason, and as much about beauty as it is of truth, as much practical as it is theoretic: through dialectic we are enabled to find the Good, which all humans desire, but which is so elusive. The lecture looks across the whole of the ancient tradition, from the mysterious Parmenides, through the explorations of Socrates and Plato, and onwards to the contemplations of Plotinus, the systematic expositions of Proclus, and the riddles of Damascius to ask, “what’s it all about?”


Speaker(s):

Professor Tim Addey | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

15 February 2011 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
02073590059
http://www.newacropolisuk.org
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

The Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

No need to book in advance, but this can also be done through New Acropolis. 19 Compton Terrace,
Islington,
London,
N1 2UN
Telephone: 0207 359 0059

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