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Philosophy and Drama

By William Lyons (Trinity College Dublin) in the Huffington Post.

It is arguable that philosophy and drama never go well together, no matter what form the conjunction takes. A number of classical scholars have suggested that Plato’s philosophical dialogues were performed as live dramas at some of the great Athenian dramatic festivals such as the City Dionysia. But while there have been many famous philosophical dialogues written since Plato’s time, for example by Anselm, Berkeley and Hume, they are not drama but just talking heads.



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