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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Olin Library, Room 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Jill Frank, professor in the Department of Government at Cornell, will present her new book, Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato's Republic (University of Chicago Press, 1 edition; January 2018). She will discuss the unique insights to be gained from appreciating Plato’s dialogs as written texts, challenging the conventional interpretation that the Republic endorses a top-down dissemination of knowledge, and positing instead that it prompts citizen-readers to challenge all claims to authority, even by philosophers.
Professor Frank is also the author of A Democracy of Distinction.
This book talk is sponsored by Olin Library. Light refreshments served.