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Thank you for a great AU 2017! - Acton University 2018: June 19 - 22

The Moral Imagination: On the Importance of Literature for Politics

Session 10
Advanced Course

Almost 2500 years ago, Plato argued that the ideal state would need to banish poets. I disagree, but at least Plato – unlike many of our contemporaries—took reading seriously. In this presentation we consider how reading great literature shapes us as political animals, and the implications of this for issues such as censorship or education.

Instructor Info

Peter Meilaender, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Dept. of History and Political Science, Houghton College

Peter Meilaender
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