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6. Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic, V

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6. Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic, V

Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)

In this last session on the Republic, the emphasis is on the idea of self-control, as put forward by Adeimantus in his speech. Socrates asserts that the most powerful passion one needs to learn how to tame is what he calls thumos. Used to denote spiritedness and desire, it is associated with ambitions for public life that both virtuous statesmen as well as great tyrants may pursue. The lecture ends with the platonic idea of justice as harmony in the city and the soul.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Control of Passions
08:53 - Chapter 2. A Proposal for the Construction of KallipolIs
17:34 - Chapter 3. Justice
26:28 - Chapter 4. The Philosopher-King
33:26 - Chapter 5. What Are Plato's Views on Modern America?

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4. Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic, I-II

Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)

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.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction
03:04 - Chapter 2. What Is Plato's Republic About?
17:38 - Chapter 3. I Went Down to the Piraeus
22:05 - Chapter 4. The Seventh Letter
30:00 - Chapter 5. Analyzing the Beginning of Republic and the Hierarchy of Characters
38:13 - Chapter 6. Cephalus

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5. Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic, III-IV

Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)

The discussion of the Republic continues. An account is given of the various figures, their role in the dialogue and what they represent in the work overall. Socrates challenges Polemarchus' argument on justice, questions the distinction between a friend and an enemy, and asserts his famous thesis that all virtues require knowledge and reflection at their basis.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Polemarchus
08:25 - Chapter 2. Thrasymachus
18:59 - Chapter 3. Glaucon
26:09 - Chapter 4. Adeimantus
37:28 - Chapter 5. Spiritedness and the Establishment of the Just City

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What is the Philosopher King?

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Plato: The Republic - Book 2 Summary and Analysis

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Plato: The Republic - Book 5 Summary and Analysis

Summary and analysis of Book 5 of Plato's Republic.

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Glaucon on The Origin and Nature of Justice (Plato's Republic, bk 2) - Philosophy Core Concepts

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This Core Concept video focuses on Plato's Republic book 2, in particular on the theory about the nature and origin of justice presented there by Glaucon -- a view that justice arises primarily because human beings realize that their chances of getting away with committing injustice are lower than their chances -- or the harm done -- of avoiding suffering injustice.

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Law and Justice - Plato and Justice - 7.12 Plato / Philosopher Kings

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Plato: The Republic (Book VI)

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Plato: The Republic - Book 1 Summary and Analysis

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Plato wrote the Republic in 380 BC. The first book of Plato’s Republic is concerned with justice. What is justice and why should one behave justly are two questions which Socrates and his interlocutors attempt to answer. The first definition of justice is proposed by Cephalus. Cephalus is an old, wise, and very wealthy man. He provides tremendous insight about old age. He says that as one grows older, the passions relax and one feels as if he has escaped from a mad and furious monster, and that one experiences a sense of calm and freedom. He also asserts that the greatest benefit his wealth has conferred upon him is that he never needed to intentionally or unintentionally deceive another man; for when a man nears the end of his life, and considers his past transgressions, he begins to fear the potential punishment he will suffer in the afterlife. Cephalus concludes that justice is paying debts and telling the truth.

Socrates refutes Cephalus’ definition of justice by positing several instances in which it is not just to tell the truth or to pay one's debts. For example, it is not just to return weapons, entrusted to your care, to a friend who is not in his right senses. Furthermore, if a friend who is not in his right senses approaches you and enquires where another man is so that he may kill him, then it is not just to tell him where that man is.

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Republic Book 5:"Until philosophers rule as kings"

Plato's Republic with Pierre Grimes

Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems, Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven, and Unblocking: Removing Block to Understanding. He is also a decorated veteran of the second world war.

Here he maintains that Plato's great work, The Republic, is primarily about the soul and philosophy and only secondarily about politics. He describes the Allegory of the Cave in detail and how it depicts the imprisonment of the soul. He suggests that Plato's emphasis on the Self has been misinterpreted, and this has amounted to a betrayal of philosophy. He also emphasizes the Greek interest in dreams. Philosopher-Kings, he maintains, were the watchers of dreams.

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Plato's Republic- Book 6

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Plato's Republic Books 5 & 6 Lecture part 1 of 2

Discussion of the Paradox of the Philosopher King, the divided line, and the nature of paradox.

Plato’s best (and worst) ideas - Wisecrack

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Few individuals have influenced the world and many of today’s thinkers like Plato. He created the first Western university and was teacher to Ancient Greece’s greatest minds, including Aristotle. But even he wasn’t perfect. Along with his great ideas, Plato had a few that haven’t exactly stood the test of time. Wisecrack gives a brief rundown of a few of Plato’s best and worst ideas.

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Plato's Republic, Book 6

A discussion of Plato's Republic, Book 6.

The Philosopher King

THE TRIAL & DEATH OF SOCRATES
A stage-play for the precarious age we live in.
(Scene 1 of Part 5) The Philosopher King
(Dialog about wisdom b/w Socrates & Solomon)
Written & narrated by Jason Youngman.
Music: Carmina Burana - O Fortuna - Carl Orff - André Rieu

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