Jun 15, 2019
Target 8 Reading Recommendation: Arthur Herman, The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (Random House, 2013)
In this bonus episode, Dr. Gary Gregg recommends a variety of books and authors for listeners to read after finishing up The Republic. Dr. Gregg focuses mainly on Arthur Herman’s book, The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (Random House, 2013), and shares how this work identifies Plato and Aristotle as the two great fountainheads of Western Civilization and traces their influence on future generations, including our own.
We hope you have enjoyed reading The Republic and will stick with us as we move on to one of the most popular treatises on political leadership, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince.
Download Dr. Gregg’s Guide to The Republic here
Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here
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Intro: Bridget Kim
Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II
Editor: Connor Tracy
Music: Selected from freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/