Plato Series 1990


Roger Weir

This series is a basic introduction to a major root source of the entire Western Philosophic Trandition. This is a rare opportunity to survey an essential heritage. We will follow the translations in the Collected Dialogues of Plato, Bollingen Series LXXi, Princeton University Press

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  • Apology: the traditional beginning of Platonic philosophy: the reported statements made by Scoratees during the trial in which he was condemned to death by the state.
  • Phaedo: The Dialogue concerned with life after death Socrates final hours of life in prison.
  • Gorgias: Socrates dialogue with the famous teacher of Rhetoric who champions Power as the greatest good for man leading to happiness.
  • Meno
  • Protagoras
  • Phaedrus
  • Symposium
  • Republic
  • Theatetus
  • Parmenides
  • Sophist
  • Statesman
  • Timaeus

Presentation Notes

Plato Series Notes