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Philosophy and Politics

Without philosophy, the love of wisdom, human life is likely to be haphazard and unhappy - can democracy and philosophy co-exist?


Plato said that no society would ever be happy unless rulers became philosophers or philosophers became rulers: since the aim of philosophers is to embrace wisdom, and wisdom is the key to a good and happy life, there is much to be said for this assertion. But we live in a democracy: how are we to adapt our approach to this philosophic path to happiness? What would happen if we begin a mass movement to philosophic truth? Will any old philosophy do, or must it approximate to that of Plato and his tradition? The lecture looks at the potential power for good - for the individual, for our national life, and for the global society - should we take Plato's advice to heart. After the lecture there will be time set aside for discussion.


Speaker(s):

Professor Tim Addey | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

24 November 2009 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
02073590059
http://www.newacropolisuk.org
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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Tickets:

£5 (concessions £3)

Available from:

At the door, or reserve a place via the Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808

Additional Information:

This is the fourth of a seven lecture series - these lectures are linked but each is self-contained and will therefore be accessible without attendance at the others.

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