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Platonic Myths with Angela Voss

PLATONIC MYTHS: LIKELY STORIES?

4-week course with Dr Angela Voss

Sundays: 31st October, 7th November, 14th November, 21st November 2021, 11am – 12:30pm (UK time) via Zoom

Cost: £60 for all four sessions, or £15 per session – please select relevant payment option below/opposite left.

In this four-part seminar series, we will explore four of Plato’s most powerful myths:

31st October:  the creation of the world in Timaeus,

7th November:  the Allegory of the Cave in the Republic

14th November:  the myth of the Charioteer in Phaedrus

21st November:  the myth of Er in the Republic.

We will think about why and how Plato uses myths in his Dialogues, and what kind of ‘truth’ he is wanting to tell us using the language of the ‘likely story’. We will follow the themes of the creation, the nature of knowledge, erotic love as a spiritual path, and finally the experience of the afterlife, and consider the importance of these stories for us now. What can they teach us about the nature of the soul and how we perceive reality? What can we learn about the purpose of falling in love, and what will happen after death? What ‘truth’ might there be in the beautiful images of the world-soul and the light outside the cave? What do we perceive through mythic language that can be communicated in no other way? All texts and other relevant handout material will be provided.

For those who cannot attend live, there will be a recording available after each session has taken place. Simply book a ticket via the button below, and the recording link will be sent with the joining instructions. 

You can sign up for all four sessions, or individually – see payment/registration options below.

PLEASE READ: Please be aware that your Paypal receipt is confirmation that the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred has received your booking. We will send you the joining instructions (Zoom link, etc) approximately 24 hours before the event begins. 

Platonic Myths with Angela Voss

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