This is a discussion of Socrates based mainly on Aristophanes 'The Clouds'.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A100, Humanities: a foundation course
Item code: A100; 17; 1972
First transmission date: 21-05-1972
Published: 1972
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Duration: 00:23:27
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Producer: Peter Scroggs
Contributors: Gillian Caddick; Peter Convery; John Ferguson; Mike Springall
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Ancient Greece; Aristophanes; Philosophy; Sophism
Footage description: Shot of players mask from the Open University production of 'The Clouds'. John Ferguson with a group of students in the studio. He introduces them one by one. Except from Aristophanes' 'The Clouds'. Students and Ferguson discuss Socrates' religious beliefs. Students and Ferguson discuss Socrates' scientific interests. Students and Ferguson discuss Sophism as seen in the play and in other sources. Socrates connection with Sophism taken up. Ferguson sums up the discussion so far. The group then discuss the play as a valid historical source document. Does it give any sort of picture of Socrates that resembles the man? Ferguson sums up.
Master spool number: 6LT/70558
Production number: 00525_3065
Videofinder number: 2376
Available to public: yes