Why philosophy needs myth
In the battle of philosophers, who was right? Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Popper blamed Plato for setting Western philosophy on the wrong course. However, despite their agreed conclusion, their reasonings were contradictory, which raises the question of Plato's role in our understanding of myth and philosophy. Tae-Yeoun Keum, the author of "Plato and the Mythic Tradition in Political Thought", discusses our anxieties surrounding misinformation, evolutionary expectations of society, and how Plato came to be adopted as the champion of philosophy's long and ongoing battle against mythology.