Plato as an overlooked thinker in International Relations by Dr. King-ho Leung

03/10/2022 | 16:00-17:00

King-ho Leung is a Senior Research Fellow at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews. He is co-director of the Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology research project and is a non-residential research fellow for the Pantheism and Religious Life project hosted between John Hopkins University and King’s College London. He was further identified as a leading emerging scholar in Political Theology in 2020. 

King will be speaking to the PS1130 students about Plato as an overlooked thinker in International Relations (IR), and discussing the implications of Plato’s metaphysics for the ontology of IR. King will also give an open talk on his ongoing research ‘On the Desire for (the Knowledge of) God’, which draws on both religious and non-religious writings to explore the ‘natural desire for the supernatural’ and engage with the emerging phenomenon in contemporary Western society of those who identify as ‘spiritual but not religious’.