33 min

23 - Plato’s Republic 7: Socratic Family Values Good in Theory: A Political Philosophy Podcast

    • Philosophy

This episode covers book 5 of Plato’s Republic.
What do you do when the private family causes too much corruption? Nationalize it! Create a giant family monopoly that includes every citizen in one giant clan. In this episode, Socrates explains his most normal proposal—that women should have jobs—and his most shocking, which involves a state eugenics program disguised as a religious festival. 
This chapter makes some people think Plato’s a feminist and other’s say he’s a fascist. Either way, it shows us that values like family loyalty, political unity, gender equality, and meritocracy do not always fit well together. 
 Credits: 
Adeimantus: Rebecca Amzallag
Glaucon: Zachary Amzallag
Polemarchus: Elliott Chambers
Thrasymachus: Paul Sagar
Ancient music: Michael Levy
Intro theme: Clayton Tapp
Outro: David Zikovitz
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=35146517&fan_landing=true)

This episode covers book 5 of Plato’s Republic.
What do you do when the private family causes too much corruption? Nationalize it! Create a giant family monopoly that includes every citizen in one giant clan. In this episode, Socrates explains his most normal proposal—that women should have jobs—and his most shocking, which involves a state eugenics program disguised as a religious festival. 
This chapter makes some people think Plato’s a feminist and other’s say he’s a fascist. Either way, it shows us that values like family loyalty, political unity, gender equality, and meritocracy do not always fit well together. 
 Credits: 
Adeimantus: Rebecca Amzallag
Glaucon: Zachary Amzallag
Polemarchus: Elliott Chambers
Thrasymachus: Paul Sagar
Ancient music: Michael Levy
Intro theme: Clayton Tapp
Outro: David Zikovitz
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=35146517&fan_landing=true)

33 min