Plato on Utopia and the Ideal Society

Talk

WHEN November 10, 2015
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

What would an ideal society look like? Plato, the most famous, and the most readable, of ancient Greek philosophers, asks himself this question and comes up with two different kinds of answer to it. In his best-known work, the Republic, he sketches an ideal society in which everyone lives the life that is best for them. He also, in other dialogues, tells the story of Atlantis, a story designed to encourage us to reflect on our own societies, but a story which in the end gets out of its author’s control.

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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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