Literary Tales Philosophy

Plato’s Republic: Full Analysis

In this episode of Literary Tales, I provide a full analysis and summary of Plato’s Republic from the point of view of strict political philosophy.

Time Table of Contents:

0:00-6:54 – Introduction to Plato’s Republic
6:54-25:09 – Thrasymachus and the Savage City
25:09-42:22 – Glaucon and the Nihilistic City
42:22-58:36 – The Cave as the Tyrannical City
58:36-End – Understanding the Myth of Er


Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor of VoegelinView and a writer on art, culture, literature, politics, and religion for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and the forthcoming book Diseases, Disasters, and Political Theory. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and theology (biblical & religious studies) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.


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