Day: September 11, 2010

Philosophy Weekend: Everybody Please Stop Giving Plato Shit About Music and Poetry

Not the New York Times too!

A recent essay titled Plato’s Pop Culture Problem, and Ours by Princeton professor Alexander Nehamas reinforces a tiresome cliche about the great Athenian thinker that has been spreading, meme-like, for years. I’m talking about the idea that Plato advocated censorship of poetry and music.… Read the rest