Bard College Berlin Participates in Global Ethics Day 2017

Bard College Berlin’s Politics, Rhetoric and Debate Society and the Berlin Debating Union e.V. debated the motion "This house would prefer the rule of the philosopher king to a tyrannical democracy" in a public event. Based on Plato's "Republic" the debate discussed the role of philosophy in politics and the different forms of governments with their respective benefits of wisdom, reason, ethics or majority representation and their shortcomings and dangers of decline into tyranny. 
The public debate is part of Plato Goes Live at Bard College Berlin, a series of twelve events that present Plato's "Republic" as the major focus of Bard College Berlin's community and the chosen book for the award ‘Eine Uni – ein Buch’ by the Stifterverband and the Klaus Tschira Foundation in cooperation with Die Zeit. 

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