Itís Complicated: The Relationship Between Freedom and Democracy According to the Greeks with Monte Johnson -- Degrees of Freedom

Itís Complicated: The Relationship Between Freedom and Democracy According to the Greeks with Monte Johnson -- Degrees of Freedom

First Aired: 4/20/2015

Length: 59 minutes


Philosopher explains roots of freedom and democracy.
 
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Philosophy scholar Monte Johnson explains how the early Greek concept of freedom -- a state opposite of slavery Ė evolved into notions of self-sufficiency, liberality, and independence in speech and action. Though the most influential philosophers of that time, Plato and Aristotle, were dubious of democracy, a government centered on the principle of freedom, they contrasted with other lesser-known Greek philosophers who accentuated the importance of freedom, including Democritus, Protagoras, and Archytas. Johnson is presented as part of the Degrees of Freedom series at UC San Diego.
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