Welcome to Practical Philosophy Guildford

A ten week evening & morning introductory course

Plato Reading Group

his group meets nearly every Saturday morning during term time, starting at 8am reading from where it left off the session before. At the time of posting this, the group are reading Plato's Republic.

The group read a section and then pause to discuss the reading and often consider its relevance to life today.

This group is not carrying out an academic study, but rather and education and realignment for the soul. It is not necessary to have prior knowledge of Plato, all that is required is the ability to read.

Plato has a way of speaking directly to the soul of man (& woman) rather than to this present earthy mortal existence. As Plato says an unexamined life is not worth living

A further quote from Plato may help to explain:-

‘Then dialectic and dialectic alone, goes directly to the first Principle and is the only science which does away with hypotheses in order to make her ground secure. The eye of the soul, which is literally buried in an outlandish slough is by her gentle aid lifted upwards; and she uses as handmaids and helpers in the work of conversion, the sciences which we have been discussing.’

Plato provides tools that help make fundamental decisions about how to think, how to act and how to live one's life.

The group all agree that his reading is very inspiring, the soul is indeed lifted. New members are most welcomed to join.