Talk Back to Socrates!

Rising minds meet great books in a program for high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Monday July 27 through Friday July 31, 2020




This summer, wake up your intellect. Join the Integral Curriculum of Liberal Arts at Saint Mary's College of California to read and discuss works by some of the world's greatest thinkers and writers: Plato, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Goethe, Austen, T.S. Eliot. Learn to pursue the truth by conversing with the greatest minds, and try your thoughts in the fire of disciplined and passionate discussion.

The life which is unexamined is not worth living
            – Socrates

At Talk Back to Socrates, high school juniors and seniors meet in small classes under the guidance of the faculty of the Integral Curriculum of Liberal Arts. They read directly from a selection of great books and learn to stand on their own two feet in rational inquiry and debate. 



Students who have completed their first year of high school by June 2020.

July 27–31, 2020

Virtual seminars via Zoom. 


$75 covers everything: registration, classes, and even your books! (We will mail them to you.)


How to Register:

Form coming soon - stay tuned!


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The director of Talk Back to Socrates 2020 is Professor Joseph Zepeda. You can reach him with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.