10 April 2019 Lecture by our visiting professor from Canada, Bela Egyed. Prof. Egyed had for 10 years read with our students Plato’s Republic – a compulsory reading for every BISLA students. Come to the lecture and debate: PLATO ON EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY Béla Egyed
This Wednesday April 10, is OPEN HOUSE (Deň otvorených dverí) at BISLA (10:00-16:00). Come to any seminar during the day (https://www.bisla.sk/course-schedule) or just visit our premises and BISLA students would guide you through our campus.
At 17:00 there will be a lecture by our visiting professor from Canada, Bela Egyed. Prof. Egyed had for 10 years read with our students Plato’s Republic – a compulsory reading for every BISLA students. Come to the lecture and debate:
PLATO ON EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY Béla Egyed
In the present context of widespread attacks on intellectual and political expertise, Plato’s aristocratic radicalism deserves a more charitable hearing than it has received from his liberal critics. In this talk, I attempt to show that his views could inspire a thoughtful debate between open minded conservatives and liberals looking for new ways of thinking about politics and ethics.
Plato was first and foremost an educator. At the same time, he was a fierce opponent of direct rule by an unenlightened mob. He believed that serious political discussions are possible only among a small number of individuals who are more interested in attaining knowledge about the affairs of their city as a whole, than gaining short term personal advantage. His attacks on what he saw as a degenerate form of democratic rule in fourth century Athens could be instructive to those who oppose the spread of populism in twenty first century Western democracies.
We are looking forward to seeing you at BISLA,
BIH & BISLA TEAM
BISLA is a Liberal Arts College in the heart of Bratislava. (www.bisla.eu) Its mission is to provide students with first-rate education thanks to small classes, excellent teachers and individual tutoring. BISLA’s priority is also to equip students with soft skill – so needed for graduate studies at the leading world universities. Soft skills are more and more sought after by corporate world for its management positions. Instruction language is English. At BISLA is based ECOLAS – European Consortium of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.ecolas.eu)
Táto prednáška bola podporovaná Agentúrou na podporu výskumu a vývoja na základe Zmluvy č. APVV-15-0682.
This lecture was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV-15-0682.