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Athens: Philosophy Experience at Plato's Academy Park1 Reviews
Become Plato’s student with this small-group, highly interactive, alternative philosophy workshop -for beginners-, featuring dialogues and debates at the place where Philosophy was born.
Our Top Experiences and Tours in Athens:If youʻre booking your trip to Athens last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- See the historic location which hosted the world’s 1st Academy
- Visit the Plato's Academy Digital Museum for free
- Join a productive and joyful philosophical quest
- Put yourself in the shoes of an ancient Greek philosopher
- Develop your critical thought and self awareness through Socrates' midwife art
DescriptionJoin the authentic experience of an ancient Greek philosophical quest. Led by a facilitator with a background in Classical Studies, this workshop will allow you to apply Plato's Philosophy in modern life, through exploration of his famous ''Allegory of the Cave'' in a truly experiential workshop. Begin with a short exploration of Plato’s Academy Digital Museum (free entrance, but not always open), where you must gather specific information about Plato's life and works and his Academy. Then, walk through the archeological park of the Academy and find yourself on the ruins of the ancient Gymnasium. Reveal the information you gathered about Plato, and discuss how it was to be a philosopher back in ancient Athens. Right after, participate in dialogues, discovering the deeper meanings of the Allegory of the Cave. Listen as your instructor uses the Socrates' maieutic (midwife) art, as well as the platonic dialogue techniques, to facilitate exchanging opinions, beliefs, experiences, and views, just as the ancient Greek philosophers did. In the end, you will participate in a short debate game, speaking on a modern life case study, based on Plato's opinion of how a philosopher should act.
IncludesExpert facilitator All materials Local Taxes 24%
- As this workshop takes place at a Historical site, involving Heritage and Cultural aspects, all participants are required to respect ethic, law, and respectful conduct etiquette (soberness, cleanliness, photo/video shooting, dress-code, loudness etc) and be respectful and polite during the entire session. The facilitator has the right to terminate your participation without any refund in case your behavior is disrespectful in regard to the place or the people. Basic philosophy workshop, suitable for people without previous knowledge, in plain English language. There will be no difficult words or terminology. Plato's Digital Museum working schedule changes contantly, plus sometimes is closed without any announcement. Attending this workshop in public space means you consent to photo/video shooting which may occur, including the future publication of this material. You may withdraw your consent before the workshop by contacting us in writing.