Professor Sarah Broadie, “Putting mathematics in its place in Plato’s Republic”

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Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St. Andrews), “Putting mathematics in its place in Plato’s Republic

The discussion will centre on two questions: (a) what to make of the inferiority of mathematics to dialectic (the main locus for this is the Divided Line in Book VI)? And (b) what is the real purpose of the mathematical education laid out in Book VII?

Philosophy Seminar
When: March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Where: British School at Athens, Upper House – Athens – 52 Souedias Street