Tulane University professor Ronna Burger discusses Plato, and particularly the Republic, with Bill Kristol.
Robert Goldberg, a tutor at St. John’s College, presents on “liberal education and Plato’s Laws” at the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard.
Mark Blitz, a professor political philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, lectures on the relevance of Plato, and particularly The Republic, at Thomas Aquinas College.
A lecture by Michael Davis of Sarah Lawrence College at the Catholic University of America. From the Fall 2014 lecture series.
In this excerpt from Conversations with Bill Kristol, Mark Blitz, a professor of political philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, discusses how one should begin to study Plato. The entire conversation features an in-depth consideration of Plato, Aristotle,… More
Course description: This course, led by Professor David O’Connor (Notre Dame), will concentrate on major figures and persistent themes in ancient and medieval philosophy. A balance will be sought between scope and depth, the latter ensured by a close… More
Course description: The first philosophers in Western history—the ancient Greeks—asked the most fundamental questions about human beings and their relationship to the world. More than 2,500 years later, the issues they pondered continue to challenge,… More
Course description: It is the first work in the history of Western political philosophy and, arguably, the most influential—so influential that the entire European philosophical tradition has been described as being nothing more than a “series of… More
About the course: This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life… More
Course description: For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life’s most profound issues. It is easy to forget, however, that these “eternal” questions are not eternal at all; rather, they once had to be asked for the… More
Catherine Zuckert of Notre Dame lectures on Plato’s Republic at the Montesquieu Forum, Roosevelt University.
Tulane’s Ronna Burger lectures on laughter and anger in Plato at the Montesquieu Forum, Roosevelt University.
The late Joseph Cropsey lectures on Plato at Kenyon College in 1995.
Christopher Bruell of Boston College lectures on the problem of teaching Plato today at Kenyon College in 1991.
About the program: The dialogues of Plato are analyzed in this episode of the BBC series The Great Philosophers (1987), in which Bryan Magee interviews Cambridge philosophy professor Miles Burnyeat. Seeing Plato’s ideas initially as extensions of… More
Jacqueline de Romilly, the renowed French scholar of Ancient Greek writers (particularly Thucydides), discusses the Phaedrus of Plato in this INF (French national television) clip from 1981.
A Roundtable on Plato’s Republic from the University of Toronto in 1978. Features Allan Bloom, Hans-George Gadamer, Eric Voegelin, and Frederick Lawrence.
Courses include: Plato’s Laws, Symposium, Gorgias, Meno, Apology/Crito, and Republic.