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Anti-Socratic Perspectives

Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Location: University of Regina main campus, Classroom Building (room 317)

Dr. Shadia Drury will argue that Socratic religious innovations — the moralization of the gods, the new conception of piety, and the belief in the afterlife — have bleak implications for politics and morality. Socrates and Plato triumphed historically over the anti-Socratic perspectives of Homer and the tragic poets, but that is not because they deserved to win.

Shadia Drury is Professor Emerita in the Department of Philosophy and Classics and the Department of Politics and Insternational Studies.

All are welcome. For more information please call 306-585-4226.