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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 16, 2020

A foundational text in both ethics and political thought, the Republic was shaped by Plato's traumatic experiences as a young man witnessing civil war and the collapse of Athenian democracy. This is the first installment in an 11-part series on this classic work. 

The episode has four parts, beginning at the following time-stamps:

0:22 Introduction to the work and to the series

8:50 Historical Background

25:25 Contents and Structure of the Republic

49:45 Conclusion: Irony and Foreboding

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