Bullying: From Socrates to You: A Socratic Conversation
- Second Floor Salon, Gottesman Libraries
- 10/11/2012, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Socrates was bullied throughout his childhood and youth for being short, homely, and slow of speech: he was scorned as "The Frog". But as a mature philosopher, he bested intellectual bullies with reason and wit.
Inspired by him, we will explore the phenomenon of Bullying in our lives, in our culture, and in our media -- and we will consider which are the most promising policies and preventive measures which have been discussed on campus during this week.
Suggested Readings (optional):
Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center: The End of Bullying Begins with You
and Stop Bullying
Where: Second Floor Salon
Next session: Thursday, 11/8, Topic: TBA
Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries.
- Jennifer Govan