Plato in the Pub: Crito - The Problem of Opinion & Appeal to Popularity


Wed Feb 02 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Belgian Beer Cafe | Perth, WA

Plato in the Pub: Crito - The Problem of Opinion & Appeal to Popularity
Building critical thinking skills in a fun and social setting by using the example of a classic philosophical text.
About this Event

If Aristotle is any guide to go by, "contemplation is the highest human activity", and "without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other good things" (N.Ethics Book 10 and 8)

I know there are many people out there putting their time towards learning and are hungry to connect with more inquistive minds. This meetup is about socialising like Socrates at a symposium - as equally fuelled by the love of wine as wisdom, in an environment both productive and destructive for virtue and the good life.

In Plato at the Pub, we are going to be putting basic ideas of the dialogues under the microscope to look at how they may, or perhaps not apply to us now.

The Crito is one of the shortest, most straightforward, and accessible of the dialogues. It's a great place for us or any beginner to start. Before logic was a thing, Socrates calls bullsh*t on Crito using an appeal to popular opinion (Ad Populum Fallacy).

We are going to have fun looking at examples of this in media or popular culture today, and discuss more implications of Socrates' reasoning in The Crito.

Please bring a 5 dollar donation to cover expenses.

Below are useful links and resources if you wish to be prepared for the discussion. I recommend reading the Crito in full. It would only take about 35 minutes.

Watch these short videos which explain the Appeal to Populairty (Ad Populum) Fallacy (4 minutes each):

Read the dialogue here:

Listen to the dialogue here (35 minutes):

Read Annalysis of the Crito here:

Watch Professor Sadler's Philosophical Core Concept video on The Many and the Wise (13 minutes):


Where is it happening?

Belgian Beer Cafe, Murray Street, Perth, Australia

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