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Agora Foundation Great Books Seminars

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The seminar method, which is central to the mission of The Agora Foundation, is very different from the educational experience of most people. Tutors, who help to guide the discussion, do not lecture about the meaning of the texts; rather they ask probing questions which, after careful discussion, help to illuminate the power of the ideas that arise in the discussion.

The great books of civilization, from the ancient Hindus and Greeks to the present, contain some of the best that has been thought and written about nature, human nature, and the divine. Whether it is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles or Aeschylus, The Bhagavad Gita, Aristotle’s Ethics, Dante’s Divine Comedy, or Darwin ’s The Origin of Species, such texts invite us to join in a great conversation about topics which transcend the particularities of the time and place in which these books were written.

About This Deal


Seminar Attendees spend the majority of the time within the tutor-facilitated great books seminar, with continental breakfast and lunch provided. There are occasional excursions through downtown Ojai, to the Ojai Art Center Theater for the play performance, or the Ojai Museum.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art, 130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-3212

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Books
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art

Departure Point
Ojai, CA 93023, USA

Departure Time
5/18/2019 - 4/1/2021
Saturday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

5 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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