Past Events – British School at Athens

Sarah Broadie, “What has Plato’s Divided Line to do with his Sun-image of the good?”

Elli Lambridis Philosophical Library Athens

Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St Andrews), "What has Plato's Divided Line to do with his Sun-image of the good?" We know from the text that there is a close connection, but Plato leaves us with the task of working out exactly what it is. The explanation involves (of course) the so called dialectical method, […]

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

British School at Athens, Upper House 52 Souedias Street, Athens

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 […]