Philosophy in Prison: Weighty Conversations about Right and Wrong

When not founding tech companies, Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In three minutes, Horowitz raps about philosophy meeting real life — about how prisoners convicted of serious crimes come to terms with Socrates (who finished his days in prison), Heidegger, Kant, categorical imperatives, questions of right and wrong, and the rest. The “talk” was originally presented at TED 2011 last March.

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