A philosopher goes to prison and finds hope
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.
Length: 12 minutes