On the Soul by
Aristotle - Intensive
Agora Foundation Online Intensive - On the Soul by Aristotle
What is the Soul?
What does it mean to be a natural living thing? Are plants, animals, and people alive simply because of an arrangement of their material parts, or does life spring from something else? Is the soul (psyche) the cause of life, and what are the nutritive, sensational, motional, and intellectual powers of the soul? Is the soul of a living being essentially its form, over the body? Aristotle presents a view that avoids the simplification of both material minimalism as well as the soul as something distant from the body. But in the soul, are there any aspects in it that might endure beyond the end of the body? We invite you to join us for these six weekly Tuesday lunchtime meetings, beginning January 11, as we engage with this intriguing and challenging work.
“For if the eye were an animal, the soul of it would be its sight…”
These six online seminars will take place on Tuesday afternoons, 12:00-1:30PM Pacific Time. All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced in shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 2 CEU credits for participation as requested.
This Six-Week Series is $225.
Community of Lifelong Learners subscribers
receive a discount of $50 through a refund.
On the Soul by Aristotle Intensive - Dates and Curriculum
January II - February 15, 2022
Session One: Tuesday, January 11 - 12:00-1:30PM PST
Book One I - Joe Sachs Translation
Session Two: Tuesday, January 18 - 12:00-1:30PM PST
Book One II - Joe Sachs Translation
Session Three: Tuesday, January 25 - 12:00-1:30PM PST
Book Two I - Joe Sachs Translation
Session Four: Tuesday, February 1 - 12:00-1:30PM PST
Book Two II - Joe Sachs Translation
Session Five: Tuesday, February 8 - 12:00-1:30PM PST
Book Three I - Joe Sachs Translation
Session Six: Tuesday, February 15 - 12:00-1:30PM PST
Book Three II - Joe Sachs Translation