I’m giving a few talks that touch on the theme of courage for Wheatstone Academy in a two weeks, and have been reading through Plato’s Laches as part of my preparation.
The dialogue, which is reasonably short, doesn’t resolve the question about the nature of courage, but it does offer raise some difficult questions about whether it is possible to gain any virtue with gaining all of them, and what makes courage unique as a virtue.
If you’re interested in helping me with my preparation for the talk, I’ll be hosting a conference call where we discuss Laches this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Central time. Westcoasters, sorry about the time. It’s the only one that works for me, but what’s better than a little Plato early on a Saturday morning?
Reading the text beforehand is a requirement, but you can read it over a lunch break. And it’s available for free online.
If you’re interested, fill out the below form. We’ll cap the number at 15, though if we exceed it I may try to schedule a second round.