The star pupil of Plato's Academy, Classical Athens

Pascoe, Robert (2001) The star pupil of Plato's Academy, Classical Athens. In: Case Studies of the University in History. (Unpublished)


Part A to the case study: Plato's Academy put into institutional form the public exchange of knowledge introduced into Athens by philosophers such as Socrates. When Plato died in 348 BCE, his leading student, Aristotle, hoped to succeed him as the Academy's head. Part B: What were Aristotle's options?

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Case Studies of the University in History uses the Harvard case method to foster an understanding of how scholars and other university leaders historically dealt with the problems and opportunities they faced in their day. The Part A sets up the problem and invites participants to explain what option they would have taken. The subsequent Part B (and often the Part C) explore the consequences of the decision taken in Part A.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Keywords Socrates; Plato; The Academy; Aristotle; Higher learning in Classical Antiquity
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