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What would Plato think of us now?




Cover art for Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's new book,
Cover art for Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's new book, "Plato at the Googleplex."

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WWPD … what would Plato do?

That’s the idea behind "Plato at the Googleplex," by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

She argues that philosophy is here to stay – and in fact more relevant today than ever before – by revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science.

She does so by imagining Plato has come to life in the twenty-first century, and is embarking on a multi-city speaking tour. 

She joined host Alex Cohen to talk about it. 

Join Goldstein and Take Two's Alex Cohen for an event, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away at Mark Taper Auditorium's Central Library Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.