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Philosophy and Religious Studies Roundtable: The Paradox of Socrates


Philosophy and Religious Studies Roundtable

Please join us for an open discussion on:

The Paradox of Socrates
Socrates embraced the role of “gadfly”—questioning his fellow Athenians and refusing to quit philosophizing even under threat of execution. He is usually embraced as a hero and intellectual martyr: he died defending the importance of self-examination! But let’s face it: Socrates’ method can be really annoying and frustrating, too! Is he a hero and role model? Or is he the Ancient Greek version of an internet troll?

Led by Matthew Pianalto, Professor of Philosophy, EKU Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Roundtable discussions are open to all EKU students, faculty, and staff.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2108
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Keith Hall 319

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