Intro to Ancient Philosophy: Plato's Phaedrus
Classes for Adults / Language & Writing -
Fall 2022 - Adult
Please note, this class is on TUESDAY evenings.
Renowned philosopher A. N. Whitehead notoriously said: “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” Ideas like the soul, goodness, consciousness, and the cosmos are overwhelmingly informed by ancient philosophy. Survey the philosophy of Plato via a focused examination of one of Plato’s most famous, quirky, and beloved dialogues: The Phaedrus.
Required: a physical copy OR electronic access to a copy of Plato’s Phaedrus. Hard copies can be found in most local bookstores, while links to free PDFs of The Phaedrus can be found at katabasisprogram.com
All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program.
Steph A Hagan
Steph A. Hagan is a philosopher and educator who lives in Minneapolis, MN. Steph holds a BA in Philosophy and Ancient Studies from St. Olaf College, an MAR in Philosophy of Religion from Yale University, and is a former Lecturer for Yale Divinity School in Theology, History, and Philosophy. She is committed to critical pedagogy and making philosophy exciting and accessible to the general public in a lifelong effort to free philosophy from the Ivory Tower.