Contemporary Civilization Redux: Read Plato's Republic, thru Book III

Join us for our launch of the Contemporary Civilization Curriculum book discussion Meetup based on the syllabus for the Columbia U course. We will convene our symposia at the Panera Bread in the Westwood Village just south of the UCLA campus. Over the course of the next two years we will explore the texts from the past 2500 years that have formulated contemporary civilization.


Click here for draft syllabus.

Reading for the first session:

Plato's Republic through Book III.

Recommended edition:

The Republic. Plato. Tr. by C.D.C. Reeve. Cambridge, MA: Hackett, 2004 [ISBN: 0872207366]

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$2/hr Metered street after 11AM

$6 Flat rate garage under building (enter off Lindbrook)

Two hours free parking at the Broxton garage one block north—they have electric charging stations. $1.50/15 minutes thereafter.

Free street parking south of Wilshire Blvd (Sundays only)

Tentative Schedule:

• Sept 10, 2017 - Plato's Republic I-III

• Sept 24, 2017 - Plato's Republic IV-VI

• Oct 8, 2017 - Plato's Republic VII-X

• Oct 22, 2017 - -Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

• Nov 5, 2017 - -Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

September 10, 2017 at 10:00am - 12pm

Panera Bread

1145 S Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States

David Johnson