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Spark: Plato at the Met

Plato at the Googleplex

Spark: A New Conversation Series

Rebecca Newberger Goldsteinphilosopher and novelist
Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist

Join novelist and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and her husband, acclaimed cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker, as they debate the topic of philosophy, past and present, in relation to her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away." In this latest volume, Goldstein investigates complex concerns in our society today, including sexuality, child-rearing, and the reason for existence by allowing us to imagine Plato in today's world.

Image: Silanion (Greek). Plato, ca 370 B.C. Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photographed by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

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