Jan 14, 2019
In this episode of Vital Remnants, Dr. Gary Gregg discusses Plato’s call for the combination of political power and philosophy within our leaders (1:34), the three parts of society (5:00), Plato’s tests for leadership (7:31), and the “Myth of the Metals” (15:41). He then revisits education (22:28), the four parts of virtue (26:07), Plato’s definition of justice (32:05) and the burden of leadership (36:31). Dr. Gregg concludes by examining the relationship between the virtues and the parts of society (38:03), how the parts of society correlate to parts of the individual soul (39:13), the tripartite soul (42:40), C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man (50:57), and what all of this means for leadership today (54:35).
Target 3 Reading: Books III, IV, & V, pp. 91-152 of "The Republic of Plato", 2nd edition, translated by Allan Bloom (Basic Books, 1968 and 1991).
Download Dr. Gregg’s Guide to The Republic here
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Intro: Bridget Kim
Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II
Editor: Connor Tracy
Music: Selected from http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/