Callipolis! – Philosophy, Education, and the City

Anderson, S. , Dunkley, R. and Tonner, P. (2022) Callipolis! – Philosophy, Education, and the City. Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2022, Glasgow, Scotland, 12-18 Sep 2022.

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Can philosophy help us better understand our cities? For the Greek philosopher Plato, the city represented the ideal means to achieve stability, health and justice for the individual and the collective. Naturally, education played a significant role in this. When Plato first theorised his ‘ideal city’ (Kallipolis), a tiny proportion of the world’s population lived in urban centres. Today, over half of us live in cities or large urban areas. Why are we drawn to live in cities? Are we closer to a state of utopia or dystopia? Does living in cities meet our needs as humans? Is this urban trend sustainable? And what would Plato make of today’s Glasgow? Join members of the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, Dr Sarah Anderson, Dr Ria Dunkley and Dr Philip Tonner, as we take a sideways look at the city through the lenses of philosophy, education and sustainability. Chaired by Dr Alan Leslie.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tonner, Dr Philip and Dunkley, Dr Ria and Anderson, Dr Sarah
Authors: Anderson, S., Dunkley, R., and Tonner, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Educational Leadership & Policy

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