Classics Philosophy Political Philosophy

Lectures on Plato’s Republic

In this series of online lectures, we explore the most famous work of philosophy of all-time, Plato’s Republic. Going through the major myths and stories of the Republic, we unpack the meaning, symbolism, and allegory of Plato which permits us to delve into a full, one-hour, lecture on Plato’s Republic and his use of symbolism, irony, and politics. This series of lectures includes an introduction to Plato and his use of foreshadowing and irony, the noble lie, the allegory of the cave, the myth of Er, and a complete lecture on the politics of the Republic.

LECTURE ONE: PLATONIC IRONY & FORESHADOWING

LECTURE TWO: THE NOBLE LIE

LECTURE THREE: THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE

LECTURE FOUR: THE MYTH OF ER

LECTURE FIVE: THE POLITICS OF PLATO’S REPUBLIC

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Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He is writer, classicist, and historian. He has written on the arts, culture, classics, literature, philosophy, religion, and history 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 Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies (biblical studies & theology) 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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