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

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

This video was recorded at PLSC 114 - Introduction to Political Philosophy. 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. Reading assignment: Plato, Republic, I Resources: Plato, Republic, translated with an introduction by Benjamin Jowett Courtesy of the University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection

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