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Murray Boardroom, University of Puget Sound

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http://webspace.pugetsound.edu/facultypages/atubert/ConferenceSchedule2016.htm

Start Date

12-2-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

12-2-2016 10:50 AM

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The aim of this paper is to analyze how the change from an oral community to a literate society influenced Plato’s perspective on the human soul. This paper speaks to the theories Plato puts forth in several of his dialogues that the human soul is immortal and that the use of literacy allows not only philosophers but anyone who can read to contemplate their own lives.

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Feb 12th, 10:00 AM Feb 12th, 10:50 AM

Literacy's Influence on Our Souls

Murray Boardroom, University of Puget Sound

The aim of this paper is to analyze how the change from an oral community to a literate society influenced Plato’s perspective on the human soul. This paper speaks to the theories Plato puts forth in several of his dialogues that the human soul is immortal and that the use of literacy allows not only philosophers but anyone who can read to contemplate their own lives.

http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/psupc/psupc2016/Friday/1