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.
Glaucon: Zachary Amzallag
Ancient music: Michael Levy
ntro theme: Clayton Tapp
Outro theme: David Zikovitz
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