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Splash at Northwestern: May 25th, 2024!

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ETHAN LIPKA, Poli-Sci student trying to make a difference

College: Northwestern University

Major: Political Science

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm Ethan Lipka, a political science sophomore at Northwestern University. I have worked for Elizabeth Warren, 314 Action, and other Democratic organizations across America in my efforts to help make a difference.

In my free time, I enjoy talking to people, playing boardgames, or learning new skills. For example, this quarantine I learned to play Go.

Past Classes

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H544: The Euthyphro Dilemma: Learning to Read Plato and Why in Splash 2020 Fall (Online) (Nov. 14, 2020)
Alfred North Whitehead once said, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” The first time you hear this quote you scoff, and think, “he must be overstating the dude.” At least, I thought that before my first political theory course, but the more political theory you read, the more you’ll see just how extraordinarily influential he has been on our thinking, even today. While the translations of his work are excellent, to really understand him requires learning context about the ways in which he said what he said and why. In this class, we will go over the Euthyphro to understand one of the first known arguments against religious government, how to read Plato, see why he's important, and see how he can be problematic as well.