May 1: Philosophy Lecture "Plato at the Googleplex"

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU invites you to “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away,” a conversation featuring novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and essayist and historian Mark Lilla.

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

This event poses the question: What is the role of philosophy today in civic life—if it has a role at all? In her new book, "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away", Goldstein examines this eternal question by re-imagining a Plato in public dialogue in a host of contemporary settings.

Lilla is an essayist, historian of ideas, and professor of humanities at Columbia University.  He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, and the New York Times.  Lilla is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

The event is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.2101 or email nyih.info@nyu.edu.