Those that took the Plato class, those interested in Continental philosophy, political philosophy, or people just generally interested in philosophy will be excited about this upcoming event:
I have a DVD of a few panel discussions from a conference held at York University in 1978. The discussions are amusing and incredibly interesting. I thought we would start with a panel on ‘Reading the Republic’. There are some very heavy hitters on the panel – Eric Voegelin, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Allen Bloom, and Frederick Lawrence (a prof of mine at BC).
The panel discussion is 2 hours, and I thought we would want an hour or so to discuss it. So that is a longer event than usual. I suppose we could break it up, but the discussion holds together best in one viewing I think.
Please post suggestions about the day of the week that is most convenient for a longer philosophy event, as well as the time. 4-7pm? 3-6? 6-9? I suppose we could order a pizza. … A week or so into the semester I will schedule it. If there is interest, we could schedule the other 2 things on the DVD (an hour-long lecture by Voegelin on the ‘Structures of Consciousness’ and another panel discussion on reading and criticism).