Philosophy Talk Live at Stage Werx in San Francisco, June 5th
Join us for a recording of Philosophy Talk, the program that "questions everything...except your intelligence". At 3pm, it's "The Struggles of Democracy". An important critique of liberal democracy is that in trying to build consensus, it often ends up oppressing minorities or those who dissent. Radical democracy, on the other hand, tries to build consensus around difference, and challenge oppressive power relationships. But what are the risks of radical democracy? Is it really possible to have a democratic nation state without social conformity? How do we ensure both freedom and equality for all citizens in a society? And how does the anti-colonial tradition help us rethink what a modern democracy might be like? John and Ken join the struggle with Stanford historian Aishwary Kumar, author of "Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy."
***NOTE: THIS IS ONE OF TWO SHOWS WE'RE RECORDING ON JUNE 5TH. FOR DETAILS ON OUR NOON RECORDING VISIT http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2548988
Stage Werx Theater (View)
446 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103