33 min

30 - Plato's Republic 13: Choose Yourself Good in Theory: A Political Philosophy Podcast

    • Philosophy

This episode covers the last bit of book 10 of Plato’s Republic.

Imagine you get to choose your reincarnation. You can come back as a tyrant, a sports star, a swan, whatever you want. What do you pick? And what do you have to know to make a good choice? 

Socrates has some advice. In this final episode of Republic, tell the story of a man who travelled to the afterlife and came back to tell the tale. This puts a didactic bow on the all-night conversation they’ve been having and demonstrates how Socrates thinks poetry should be written.

Credits:
Glaucon: Zachary Amzallag
Ancient music: Michael Levy
ntro theme: Clayton Tapp
Outro theme: David Zikovitz
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=35146517&fan_landing=true)

This episode covers the last bit of book 10 of Plato’s Republic.

Imagine you get to choose your reincarnation. You can come back as a tyrant, a sports star, a swan, whatever you want. What do you pick? And what do you have to know to make a good choice? 

Socrates has some advice. In this final episode of Republic, tell the story of a man who travelled to the afterlife and came back to tell the tale. This puts a didactic bow on the all-night conversation they’ve been having and demonstrates how Socrates thinks poetry should be written.

Credits:
Glaucon: Zachary Amzallag
Ancient music: Michael Levy
ntro theme: Clayton Tapp
Outro theme: David Zikovitz
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=35146517&fan_landing=true)

33 min