Dr David Horan: Plato’s Rival

David Horan, Platonic scholar, translator and Head of the School of Philosophy & Economic Science in Ireland, will reveal how Plato was accused by Isocrates of being an ‘impractical, idle talker’, claiming that he, not Plato ‘was properly engaging in philosophy.’  This talk will identify the radical differences in their approaches and discuss the vital role of philosophy then and in today’s world.

Filmed 03 August 2017, part of the Summer Lecture programme 2017.

 

You can view the Timeline referred to in the talk here.

 

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