Event Title

Plato, Socrates and the Removal of Confederate Monuments

Presenter Information

Scott Berman, Saint Louis University

Location

Inman E. Page Library, Room 100

Start Date

11-10-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

11-10-2017 11:50 AM

Description

Both Plato and Socrates would support the removal of confederate monuments because they thought that it was bad for communities to endorse harmful ideas. However, their explanations as to how harmful ideas such as white supremacy and slavery are bad for the communities are different. I shall be arguing that Socrates, not Plato, got it right and why that makes a difference.

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Nov 10th, 11:00 AM Nov 10th, 11:50 AM

Plato, Socrates and the Removal of Confederate Monuments

Inman E. Page Library, Room 100

Both Plato and Socrates would support the removal of confederate monuments because they thought that it was bad for communities to endorse harmful ideas. However, their explanations as to how harmful ideas such as white supremacy and slavery are bad for the communities are different. I shall be arguing that Socrates, not Plato, got it right and why that makes a difference.