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“The Cup of Hemlock and the Cup of Wisdom - the philosophical Socrates behind the historical mask”

The real Socrates - looking behind the historian's facts, to philosopher's truths

The subject of recent broadcasts and a new book, Socrates continues to fascinate modern thinkers: but describing his outward activities and the historical events surrounding them does little to help us see him as the model of enlightenment as understood by Plato and those who followed him in the philosophic tradition. Socrates has been held in high regard for the best part of two and a half thousand years for more than the ability to ask challenging questions (as important as that was) - behind the questions lies a deep and broad-ranging vision of reality, as well as an adherence to a spiritual discipline as profound as any from either the East or the West. The lecture looks at the Socratic dialogues of Plato and seeks to discern the cup wisdom from which he drank - the draught over which the hemlock had no fatal power.


Tim Addey | talks | www


Date and Time:

8 February 2011 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
N1 2UN
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Available from:

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Additional Information:

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N1 2UN
Telephone: 0207 359 0059

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