The 'Republic' is among Plato's most famous and longest works. In this course, we will read and discuss parts of Plato's text, and thereby explore his fascinating views on ethics, politics, metaphysics, psychology, and the nature of knowledge.
Resources for this course
|Handout 1: Comparing Translations||
The passage where Thrasymachus (336b) bursts into the discussion in five different translations.
|Plato's Ethics and Politics in 'The Republic'||
Entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by E. Brown, 2009.
Entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by R. Kraut, 2011.