Democracy and Rhetoric - Bringing Philosophy to Life #22

Written by:
Albert A. Anderson
Narrated by:
Albert A. Anderson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2016
0 hours 21 minutes
How does the clash between democracy and authoritarianism unfold? Exploring the ethical dimensions of leaders like Henry Kissinger and dissecting the role of truth in democratic ideals, Albert A. Anderson engages listeners in a profound reflection. Anderson draws on ancient Greek wisdom to unravel the impact of rhetoric on political persuasion, prompting critical questions about the enduring values that shape the democratic landscape. Join the philosophical journey as the episode navigates through historical contexts and contemporary challenges, inviting listeners to ponder the essence of democracy in the face of authoritarian pressures.

Bringing Philosophy to Life

In this series, philosopher and author, Albert A. Anderson, explores the modern world through ancient philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. He provides insightful analyses on the practical applications of philosophy in our daily lives, and brings a fresh perspective on how these concepts can create a better understanding of the world around us. In this podcast, you will be presented with philosophical ideas in a way that is accessible and easy to understand, making it an engaging listen for both old and new philosophy enthusiasts.

Albert A. Anderson, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Babson College in Massachusetts, where he held an endowed chair as Murata Professor of Ethics from 1995 to 2003. He has also held tenured faculty appointments in philosophy at Clark University and Albion College and full-time positions at Bates College and Rhode Island School of Design. He was a founding member of the International Society for Universal Dialogue serving as its president from 1996-2001. He is president of Agora Publications, Inc., which specializes in translating, adapting, and performing classical philosophical texts.
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