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Caves & Chimeras: (Role-)Playing through Platonic Philosophy
Explore Socratic political thought through (virtual) tabletop gaming. You wake up in a world very much like our own, determined to pursue justice and understand the truth. Adventure through famous scenes from Plato’s Republic and beyond, determining the fate of your characters and meeting some poets, philosophers, and political leaders. This series seeks to connect the study of classic texts to the student experience and to encourage openness, inclusivity, and confidence in the idea that anyone can be equipped for philosophical exploration. Students will be asked to complete short preliminary readings and come prepared for a light-hearted take on some serious subjects. We will meet for three 90-minute sessions, with some brief preparation prior to the first meeting and a request for reflection and feedback upon conclusion of the series. No prior experience assumed.
Open to students interested in political thought and philosophy, education, or social and political justice; SCETL majors and minors; first-time or veteran 'gamers'; anyone looking for an innovative and fun approach to these topics
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Monday, December 14, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm