During this meeting we will discuss Plato's analysis of democracy and in particular focus on the mechanism that is in play when political rhetoric thrives in a state where both politician and the people are led by a hedonistic outlook. Plato's analysis is sharp and strikingly apt to describe some tendencies that we see in our democracy today.
Cinzia Arruzza is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Cinzia’s fields of research concern, amongst others, the political thought of Plato, Marxism and feminist theory.
Franco Trivigno is Professor in Philosophy at the University of Olso. Franco’s research primarily concerns the role of dramatic performances in dealing with virtue and the relation thereof with the psychology of violence within the works of Plato.