A philosopher goes to prison and finds hope

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Monday, April 4th, 2011
Modern philosophy is accused of being an out of touch enterprise locked away in the ivy tower. Does it have anything meaningful to offer those living a grittier version of life? To find out, Andrew Chignell, a philosophy professor at Cornell University, started teaching a class to one of the grittiest environments around: a maximum security prison. In prison, concepts such as hope and ethics take on an entirely new meaning.
Andrew Chignell recounts how a philosophy class impacted a group of long term inmates.
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Length: 12 minutes
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