“This really is an ideal venue for me in which to try to understand who Plato’s Socrates is and what he’s up to. I’ve always found Socrates a challenge, and it’s so refreshing to be able to approach the texts with a group of smart people who haven’t made up their minds about him. I’ve lately been using a phrase that sounds corny but which captures for me the essence of a really good seminar discussion: it’s the “spirit of inquiry.” This group truly has it.” — Mark C.
“Symposium brings online learning to the next level. It takes the best parts of your favorite college seminar, combines that with an easy-to-use discussion board, and delivers it straight to your living room. Where else will you have the opportunity to discuss the ideas of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers? The discussion leaders do not teach their own ideas, but skillfully guide participants to discovery through enlightening discussion. In this age where everything revolves around the shiny and new, the Symposium opens an encounter with the wisdom that has founded and shaped the great civilizations of the world. Nothing is more refreshing or more life-changing than the rediscovery of the possibility of truth, in all its many forms. In this time of uncertainty and superficiality, the books and conversations you encounter through Symposium will spark a fire that can guide you through your life. There is a reason these works have survived for ages, and there is no better way to begin your discovery than through the Symposium discussions.” -Dan K.