Socrates and the Buddha

This page contains selected slides and texts for a class on “Socrates and the Buddha” taught at Tapestry over several weeks (2016) and in a condensed one-day form for UBC Continuing Studies (2017). 

Course materials for download

Contact the Instructor (Dr. Michael Griffin)

Further suggested reading

  • John Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom (Princeton, 2012) – the Greek philosophical traditions
  • Peter Harvey, An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, Practices (2nd ed., Cambridge, 2012) – a textbook introduction to ancient Buddhism

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