Class Times: 6.30 pm Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 May & 1, 8 June 2022
Attend in the classroom: Greek Community, Level 2, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Attend Online: Zoom link for all classes || Dial-in back-up in case of internet disruptions: 03 7018 2005 | Meeting ID: 893 7228 5540 Passcode: 927376
Access to texts
All readings from ‘The Last Days of Socrates’ which includes the dialogues Euthyphro, Apology and Phaedo.
- Buy the recommended Penguin translation
- Download Loeb Classical Library Greek/English edition (PDF)
- Online, we recommend David Horan’s translation (Euthyphro, Apology and Phaedo) which can be printed in PDF.
Catch-up class videos
“All I experience is my experience”
If the “cup” exercise is not working for you, then why not try one of two classic exercises that take you to the very same conundrum. The first is Rene Descartes’ account of his Meditations. The second is Bertrand Russell’s Problems of Philosophy. Both accounts are very readable and readily available in many editions. In the first place, our interest is the conundrum itself, to see it clearly. Later, you may consider how each proceeds to different but similar solutions, and how Plato took in the other direction. The conundrum is often called “the problem of reference” in epistemology, made famous by Bishop Berkeley‘s critique of John Locke.