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The Business of Dying: The Last Days of Socrates - Interintellect Salon

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David McDougall and Tommy Collison discuss the value of philosophy, the courage of one's convictions, and standing for truth and justice

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In the third Salon of the Reading the Greats series, ii Hosts Tommy Collison and David McDougall discuss The Last Days of Socrates and its relevance to our contemporary lives.

“[T]hose who practice philosophy in the right way are in training for dying, and they fear death least of all men.” — Plato, Phaedo.

How do we live good lives? Is immortality possible? Can you learn to be virtuous? How do we become so detached from our worries and our bodies that death feels like nothing at all?

David McDougall and Tommy Collison lead a discussion on the value of philosophy, having the courage of one’s convictions, and the importance of standing for truth, justice, and wisdom.

The Last Days of Socrates includes Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, & Phaedo.

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You are invited but not required to do some or all of the readings in advance. We have suggested a longer primary reading and shorter/lighter ancillary readings. On occasion, we’ll mention other longer works that you might come up in the discussion.

We expect (and hope!) that you'll find the Salon engaging and rewarding even with little to no familiarity of books under discussion.

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    • Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito are all relatively short. Any/all would be useful starting points for our conversation
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    • 2:30 pm in New York
    • 7:30 pm in London
    • 8:30 pm in Paris
    • 11:30 pm in Dubai

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