Does Plato, and philosophy more generally, belong in schools? In a lecture, professor and Davenant Institute VP Colin Redemer suggests that Plato is too dangerous to be allowed into classical schools. Jonathan and Ryan take a look at this lecture and at the response it received, focusing on esoteric writing, reason versus revelation, and the Platonic-Christian-American synthesis.
The Davenant Institute's Reforming Classical Education: https://davenantinstitute.org/reforming-classical-education
Austin Hoffman's Awkward Family Dinner: A Review of Reforming Classical Education: https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2023/02/awkward-family-dinner-a-review-of-reforming-classical-education/
Colin Redemer's Revisiting Platonic Education: The Ever Shareable Feast: https://adfontesjournal.com/web-exclusives/revisiting-platonic-education-the-ever-sharable-feast/
Leo Strauss's Persecution and the Art of Writing: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780226777115
Plato's Theages: https://amzn.to/3UE4DRl
T.S. Eliot's Second Thoughts About Humanism: https://muse.jhu.edu/document/408
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