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We will be joined by Jacob Howland from the University of Austin Texas where he directs the Intellectual Foundations program and is Chief Academic Officer.  His lecture is described below:.

Platonic Incommensurables: Reflections on the Unspeakable Wholeness of Socrates

 Plato twice compares human beings to incommensurable magnitudes. What are the implications of this comparison? Thinking through this problem leads me to suggest that the embodied soul is by its very nature a locus of incommensurability. The soul's work, exemplified by Socrates, is to hold together dimensions of reality whose coherence in human life is real but fundamentally ineffable. I develop this suggestion through considerations of the Republic and the trilogy Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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