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Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato’s Republic
November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Jill Frank, professor in the Department of Government at Cornell, will present her new book, Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato’s Republic (University of Chicago Press, January 2018). She will discuss the unique insights to be gained from appreciating Plato’s dialogs as written texts, challenging the conventional interpretation that the Republic endorses a top-down dissemination of knowledge, and positing instead that it prompts citizen-readers to challenge all claims to authority, even by philosophers. Professor Frank is also the author of A Democracy of Distinction.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Books available for purchase and signing. This book talk is sponsored by Olin Library.