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Plato's The Apology of Socrates

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Performed by Yannis Simonides/Elliniko Theatro. Photos by Natasha Cohen-Carroll '13.


Plato's The Apology of Socrates

Plato's The Apology of Socrates

Performed by Yannis Simonides/Elliniko Theatro

Thursday, December 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Dining Center Black Box Theater Haverford College

Born in Constantinople and raised in Athens, Yannis Simonides is a Yale Drama School-trained actor/writer and Emmy-winning documentary producer. View Video >

Plato's The Apology of Socrates reenacts Socrates' defense in the Athenian court and his rebuttals to a guilty verdict and sentence of death. This treatment transports the viewer from ancient times to our contemporary world, and in so doing reaffirms the relevance of Socrates' thought in today's society.

Free and open to the public.

Related Event: Is doing philosophy a form of social activism?

Wednesday, December 2, 11:45am-12:30pm HC Dining Center, West Dining Room

Join Professor Yurdin and guests for an informal conversation over lunch. Our topic will be the ethical and political ambitions of philosophy. In the Apology Socrates suggests that his philosophical encounters with others serve ethical and political purposes: these encounters make his interlocutors better people, or at least prepare them to become better, and make Athens a better city. Is this a plausible conception of what philosophical inquiry does or could do? Does philosophy make you a better person? How? Is doing philosophy a form of social activism?

Organized by Professors Bret Mulligan and Robert Germany. Sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Distinguished Visitors Office, and the Departments of Classics and Philosophy.

Prof. Anita Isaacs (Political Science) and students cross Founders Green after class.

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