"Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multicity speaking tour. How would he handle the host of a cable news program who denies there can be morality without religion? How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a tiger mom on how to raise the perfect child? Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (and wife of Harvard linguist and philosopher Steven Pinker) provides an original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science. Does philosophy itself ever make progress? And if it does, why is so ancient a figure as Plato of any continuing relevance? Plato at the Googleplex is Goldstein’s startling investigation into these conundra."
A little headier, perhaps, than some of our other social events, this should be a fascinating evening with a leading contemporary philosopher on the role of philosophy in modern life. These events are usually very popular so you'll want to reserve your free ticket early. You'll also want to get there considerably prior to the 7:15 start. Any unclaimed seats are given to those waiting in stand-by at 7 PM.
Go to the Library Foundation website HERE to reserve your spot.
630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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