PLSC 114 - Lecture 4 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato, Republic, I-II

Lecture 4 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato, Republic, I-II

Overview

Lecture 4 introduces Plato's Republic and its many meanings in the context of moral psychology, justice, the power of poetry and myth, and metaphysics. The Republic is also discussed as a utopia, presenting an extreme vision of a polis--Kallipolis--Plato's ideal city.

Resources

Plato, Republic, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett
Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/p/plato/p71r/

Assignment

Plato, Republic, I

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