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Ronna Burger on Plato’s Republic

- “Ronna Burger on Plato,” Great Thinkers original content. Uploaded August 13, 2015.  
Tulane University professor Ronna Burger discusses Plato, and particularly the Republic, with Bill Kristol.

Liberal Education and Plato’s Laws

- Robert Goldberg, "Liberal Education and Plato's Laws," PCG at Harvard University, April 2, 2015.
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.

On the Relevance of Plato: The Republic

- Mark Blitz, "The Relevance of Plato," Thomas Aquinas College, March 27, 2015.
Mark Blitz, a professor political philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, lectures on the relevance of Plato, and particularly The Republic, at Thomas Aquinas College.

The Logos of Plato’s Laches

- Michael Davis, "The Logos of Plato's Laches," Catholic University of America, October 17, 2014.
A lecture by Michael Davis of Sarah Lawrence College at the Catholic University of America. From the Fall 2014 lecture series.  

Mark Blitz on Plato

- Mark Blitz on Ancient and Modern Political Philosophy, Conversations with Bill Kristol, August 18, 2014.
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

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

- O'Connor, David, "Ancient and Medieval Philosophy," Podcast,  iTunes University.
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

David Roochnik: Introduction to Greek Philosophy

- Roochnik, David, "Introduction to Greek Philosophy," Audio lectures, The Great Courses, 24 lectures.
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

David Roochnik on Plato’s Republic

- Roochnik, David, "Plato's Republic," Audio downloads, The Great Courses, 24 lectures.
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

Steven B. Smith: Introduction to Political Philosophy

- Smith, Steven B., "Introduction to Political Philosophy," Open Yale Courses, 24 lectures, Fall 2006.
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

Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

- Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, a 36-lecture course, either audio or video, taught by Professor Robert C. Bartlett, Boston College, provides a detailed analysis of the golden age of Athenian philosophy and the philosophical consequences that occurred when Socrates—followed first by his student Plato and then by Plato's own student Aristotle—permanently altered our approach to the most important questions humanity can pose.
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

Plato’s Republic: A Tale of Two Cities…or Even More.

- Catherine Zuckert, “Plato’s Republic: A Tale of Two Cities…or Even More,” Montesquieu Forum, Roosevelt University, March 31, 2011.
Catherine Zuckert of Notre Dame lectures on Plato’s Republic at the Montesquieu Forum, Roosevelt University.

Ronna Burger on Laughter and Anger in Plato

- “Laughter and Anger in Plato’s Republic,” Montesquieu Forum, Roosevelt University, April, 2011.
Tulane’s Ronna Burger lectures on laughter and anger in Plato at the Montesquieu Forum, Roosevelt University.

Miles Burnyeat on Plato

- "On Plato," The Great Philosophers, BBC, 1987.
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

Les luttes intérieures de l’âme dans le Phèdre de Platon

- Jacqueline de Romilly, "Les luttes intérieures de l'âme dans le Phèdre de Platon," Collège de France, 1981.
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.

Reading the Republic: A Roundtable ft. Bloom, Gadamer, Voegelin

- "Reading the Republic,"  Allan Bloom, Hans-George Gadamer, Eric Voegelin, and Frederick Lawrence, University of Toronto, 1978.
A Roundtable on Plato’s Republic from the University of Toronto in 1978. Features Allan Bloom, Hans-George Gadamer, Eric Voegelin, and Frederick Lawrence.

Leo Strauss Courses on Plato

- Audio of courses taught by Leo Strauss, 1958 - 1973, provided by the Leo Strauss Center at the University of Chicago.
Courses include: Plato’s Laws, Symposium, Gorgias, Meno, Apology/Crito, Protagoras, Euthydemus and Republic.