Philosophy and Literature
Plato said that in the ideal state he should like to banish the poets and story tellers. How might poems and stories be seen as deceits in human understanding? How does literature help us to understand the nature of language in relation to philosophical theories and what is the place of the author in the literary arts?
Sat 11th Feb
Whatever did the Greeks do for us?
Why should the work of the Ancient Greeks over 2000 years ago, still command attention of philosophers? Key themes from the works of Plato and Aristotle will be presented for discussion.