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Plato's Podcasts: Bion & the Wisdom of Changing Your Mind

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mark Vernon, writer, journalist, broadcaster, academic, former priest, and the author of Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living, talks about Bion of Borysthenes and the belief that there's wisdom in changing your mind. Plus, the advice that philosopher might give today.

Event: Mark Vernon in discussion of Philosophy for a Complicated Life Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:00pm at the KGB Bar

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Comments [2]

John from NYC

Eva- Which book by Sullust?

"The Conspiracy of Catiline" or "Jugurthine War"?

Feb. 26 2010 04:41 PM
eva from Norcal

Nice tease on Aristotle yesterday, thank you.
We finished reading Sallust last week, a man who seems to have changed his mind about corruption, going from his own pretty despicable behavior to becoming reformed, apparently in order to call out the corrupt roman senate. The hypocrisy makes his criticism all the more interesting.
Sallust is a fast and thrilling read, almost the Isaac babel of Rome. You will not be bored. Scarily timely as well, with senatorial corruption, sick bribery, dealing with threats abroad and close to home, and fiery populist speakers trying to game the senate. You could imagine Sarah palin giving one of the speeches.
Bonus: free to read on project Gutenberg.

Feb. 26 2010 02:27 AM

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