Following a half-century Aspen Institute tradition, this seminar will employ informed, Socratic dialogue to explore some of the core ideas and values that have arisen over 2,500 years of human history. By better understanding our civilization’s underlying values and ideas – and how these evolved – we often clarify our own direction in life, and we become more effective as leaders.
This four-day seminar incorporates the discussion and analysis of excerpts from the Great Books with the practice of applicable leadership and problem solving skills. The method of Socratic dialogue and the emphasis of discussion and debate allow the course to delve into the core of human values of our culture, the origins of American democracy, and what it means to pursue Aristotle’s concept of “the good life.”
We hope you can join us for this stimulating and exciting four-day seminar!