What Can We Learn From Ancient Philosophers?

Bryan Van Norden
Bryan Van Norden
Vassar College

Bryan Van Norden is James Monroe Taylor Professor in Philosophy at Vassar College, and Chair Professor in the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University. A recipient of Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Mellon fellowships, Van Norden has been honored as one of “The Best 300 Professors in the U.S.” by The Princeton Review.

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After years of war and a pandemic, government seems near collapse in the leading democracy in the West. Sound familiar? This is Athens in the time of Socrates.  Socrates’ relentless questioning of authority annoyed so many people in Athens that they sentenced him to death. But Socrates also inspired Plato to become a philosopher. Plato’s most famous student was Aristotle, but Aristotle disagreed with Plato about almost everything.  In this class, Professor Van Norden explains what this trio can teach us about living well and solving the problems of a democracy in crisis.

 

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cvbrown

What Can We Learn From Ancient Philosophers?

Really informative, educational, practical and encouraging for us to learn more. Very sincere appreciations for your enthusiasm to bring these messages from the long ago to now.

2 weeks ago
Marc Tanenbaum

Knowledge Like a Fine Wine

Professor Van Noreen is a pleasure to listen to. He makes a complex topic rational, stimulating to one’s feelings and develops a longing to know more. I very much appreciate his insights and reading recommendations.

2 weeks ago
Larry Carradine

What can we learn from ancient philosophers

Fantastic lecture! Brilliant lecturer! Five stars Plus

1 week ago
stefan.hugo

Very informative

Great starting point to see where to begin on your Philosophical journey

1 week ago
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