Upcoming Events


Sunday June 10th at 2:30 PM

Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club

Areté Arts Night

When: Thursday, May 17  6:30 pm

Where: Suite 318


What is truth? How can I know that my senses aren’t deceiving me? What, if anything, makes scientific understanding better than other ways of knowing?  What constitutes a fair society? How have the answers to these questions changed over the course of history and across cultures? Through close, careful readings, you will become acquainted with key ideas in philosophy while also acquiring the tools to approach even the most difficult philosophical texts. We will read and discuss a diverse set of works, from the ancient philosophy of Plato and Chuang Tzu to more contemporary thinkers like Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt. Students will engage with questions that have preoccupied philosophers for millennia, exploring not only what these philosophers think, but how philosophical thinking itself may force us to reconsider many of our basic assumptions about the world and our place within it.

Instructor: Justine Parkin, MA – Areté Great Ideas Faculty   

Grades 8-12 

Monday – Friday 9 am-11 am 

July 9th – August 3rd   

One Semester High School Credit  |  $500

Sign up at info@areteprep.org