From ancient Greece to present day there have been influences of manipulation in society which have worked to condition thought and distract people from taking part as protagonists in their own lives.

This talk will examine the concept of social manipulation through the vision of Plato's Myth of the Cave and by using modern examples of spin which have come to define the 21st century.

How free are we to think for ourselves?

How can we gain distance from these external influences?

What is the role of philosophy in the liberation of the individual?

Wednesday 22nd February at 7.30pm

 Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray

   01 496 8310