Hannibal Lecture Oct. 24: The Philosophic Feminine in Plato’s Republic
Philosophy professor Charlotte Thomas from Mercer University (Macon, Georgia), will speak on the topic of her forthcoming book: The Philosophic Feminine in Plato’s Republic. Her presentation will be held at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Niemann Media Theater.
In Book IV of Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates considers the role of women and children. Socrates calls this new inquiry, which dominates the central books of the Republic, the Female Drama. This inquiry is a departure from the conversation about the city and the soul (in Books II-IV and Books and Books VIII and IX of the Republic). It is tricky to find Plato’s teaching for moral psychology in the middle books of the Republic, especially Books V and VI…but this is exactly what Prof. Thomas is going to try to do.
Come ask hard questions. Help Prof. Thomas untangle an age-old Platonic knot!
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