July 9-15, 2017 | Santa Fe, NM
How can one know oneself? What is the self? In seminar, we will read Plato’s Apology in which Socrates implores the Athenians to gain self-knowledge. Epictetus’ Enchiridion explores how beliefs affect emotions and perception. In the Katha Upanishad, we see how a young Naciketas bargains with Yama, Death, and manages to gain self-knowledge. In language, we will read poets’ beautiful and sublime treatments of our theme. Music classes will focus on Beethoven’s Eroica, perhaps the greatest piece of self-exploration.
Classes and Readings
La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
Beethoven’s Symphony no. 3 in E♭ major, op. 55 (Eroica)
Archery, yoga, science tricks
Visit Ghost Ranch and attend a performance at the Santa Fe Opera
The community formed among students is a natural extension of the friendships and ideas shared in the classroom. To further nurture a sense of community, Summer Academy students participate in non-academic workshops such as archery, yoga, and cooking. Off campus excursions will include a trip to Ghost Ranch and a performance at the Santa Fe Opera.