About This Show
eRochefoucauld (ee Rohsh-foo-koh) is a podcast that cuts across many themes and ideas, like philosophy and ethics, religion and science, history and culture, and conflict and development.
Hosted by Evan Thomsen, this ‘podcast with a hammer’ is built upon the classics, and is dedicated to the highest aim of the individual and society. The podcast will journey, like Voltaire, upon the steps by which we passed from barbarism to civilization, and will seek, like Kant, a morality not of happiness but of its worth.
eRochefoucauld is recorded in Thailand, and produced by Zach Murray in the US.Read more »
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4 | The Wall & The Shadow: From Plato to Jung with Dr. Rebecca LeMoine
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Build the wall.
That was the chant that dominated the 2016 US election. However, shocking as it may seem, this idea was not invented on January 20, 2017; nor is it unique to one country, or one border.
From Hungry, to Brazil, to Israel, to South Africa, to Silicon Valley, to the University of Missouri, to Twitter. Fences, walls, segregation, gated communities, economic red lines, ideological safe spaces, and algorithms to keep us safe - all from the dreaded, other.
It seems we don't disagree too much on walls, just where to put them.
But here we are, today, and it seems like there has never been a more important time to seriously talk about borders, walls, immigration, and cultural diversity.
My guest today is here to do just that.
Dr. Rebecca LeMoine is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. She specializes in political theory, particularly ancient Greek political thought. Her recent work examines the role of cultural diversity and interpolity relations in Plato’s political philosophy. She has been published in The American Political Science Review. And very recently signed a contract with Oxford University Press for the publication of her first book, tentatively titled: Plato’s Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity.
I expect our conversation may sting some, but we are not here to share our outrage, but to share information, to spread ideas, and to make arguments.
A website was recently created to collect evidence and scholarly responses to white supremacist appropriations of the Greeks. Please visit http://pages.vassar.edu/pharos/ for more informationRead more »
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