The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy, a Seminar Series | Democracy Without Truth SOLD OUT
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
30 Lafayette Ave.
718-636-4100 Price: $25
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The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy, a Seminar Series with BAM and Think Olio includes four seminars; each contains three 15-minute lectures, followed by a 20-minute discussion and text analysis by lecturers and participants.
The series starts with Democracy Without Truth with Manuel Rodeiro of Baruch College. Does “truth” exist independently in the Realm of the Forms, as Plato argued, or is it “what our peers will, ceteris paribus, let us get away with saying,” as American philosopher Richard Rorty suggested? This is an issue many of us have grappled with on a daily basis. This seminar will explore how we navigate a middle path between Plato’s complete reliance on expertise at the expense of democratic decision-making, and allowing public opinions to dictate our policies.
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