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Introduction to Political Philosophy - Lecture 4

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Lecture 4 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato, Republic, I-II

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 Republicis also discussed as a utopia, presenting an extreme vision of a polis--Kallipolis--Plato's ideal city.

Prof. Steven B. Smith
PLSC 114 Introduction to Political Philosophy, Fall 2006
(Yale University: Open Yale)
http://oyc.yale.edu
Date accessed: 2008-12-29
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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