Please join us for the first session of our Merlin Philosophy Read-In Group gatherings on November 6th (6pm-7:30pm) at Cottonwood ALC Community Center located at 322 Fuller Avenue.
We’ll start off our Philosophy Read-In Group series with two of the best-known Greek philosophers: Plato and Socrates.
At our first gathering, we’ll dive into Plato’s Crito. In this dialogue, Socrates is in prison, having been convicted to crimes against the city of Athens and condemned to die. When his friends come to visit, they tell Socrates that they’ve hatched a plan to get him out of jail, and safely away to another city where he can live out his life. But is this really the right thing to do? Or does Socrates (and do we) have a duty to obey the laws even when they seem to harm us, even when the punishments seem harsh or unjust? In the Crito, Socrates and his friends examine exactly these questions.