New Humanists
New Humanists
Apr 15, 2023
The Danger of Plato | Episode XLV
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Does Plato, and philosophy more generally, belong in schools? In a lecture, professor and Davenant Institute VP Colin Redemer suggests that Plato is too dangerous to be allowed into classical schools. Jonathan and Ryan take a look at this lecture and at the response it received, focusing on esoteric writing, reason versus revelation, and the Platonic-Christian-American synthesis.

The Davenant Institute's Reforming Classical Education:

Austin Hoffman's Awkward Family Dinner: A Review of Reforming Classical Education:

Colin Redemer's Revisiting Platonic Education: The Ever Shareable Feast:

Leo Strauss's Persecution and the Art of Writing:

Plato's Theages:

T.S. Eliot's Second Thoughts About Humanism:

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