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Plato at the Googleplex (MLF)

The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Plato at the Googleplex (MLF)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission- Non-Member   more info Ended $20.00 $1.49
General Admission- Member Ended $8.00 $0.00
Student Ended $7.00 $1.17

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Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Philosophy; Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

Imagine that Plato came to life in the 21st century and set out on a multi-city speaking tour. How would he handle a Fox News host who challenges him on religion and morality? How would he mediate a debate on the best way to raise a child between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a Tiger Mom? How would he answer a neuroscientist who argues that all philosophical problems can be solved by our new technologies? What would he make of the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out? With a philosopher's depth and a novelist's imagination, Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he encounters the modern world.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond

 

 

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The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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