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Otterbein Offers Cardinal Learning Series to the Public with 'The Trial and Death of Socrates'

January 24, 2013

Otterbein University presents the Cardinal Learning Series, The Trial and Death of Socrates, a three-part learning experience held at 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14, in room 118 of Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. The series is open to the public, costs $50 for all three sessions and includes the book, Plato: Five Dialogues, which will be available at the first session. No university credit will be offered.

Through an examination of the events leading up to the execution of Socrates by the people of Athens, participants will learn about Socrates’ views about the value of philosophy, the obligations of citizens toward their government, the relationship between religion and philosophy, the role of the philosopher in society, and the way in which philosophy can give us comfort as we face our own deaths. The Trial and Death of Socrates will be presented by Dr. Andrew Mills, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Otterbein University, where he has taught since 1999.

The Cardinal Learning Series presents an opportunity for the public to experience enlightening presentations and participate in thought-provoking discussion with some of Otterbein University’s renowned professors and experts.

Register online at www.otterbein.edu/learning. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (614) 823-1650.


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