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Meeting Place

Socrates in the Agora


From: The Elective Mind


The first section discusses how learning requires a willingness to seek out and be transformed by truth and that the elective classroom is a space where that can still happen. She explores how Socrates the manner of his death has influenced the creation of the elective classroom.



Réal Fillion

Réal Fillion has taught philosophy for almost 30 years and is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury, part of the Laurentian University Federation. He is the author of Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History: Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx and Foucault and the Indefinite Work of Freedom, both also published by the University of Ottawa Press.