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Plato

A central figure in Western philosophy, Plato was founder of the Academy in Athens, student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle.

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Pathologies of Power

by Neera K. Badhwar on Jun 23, 2015

Widespread tendency to defer to authority plays important role in the expansion of state power.

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Socrates on Trial, Part 1: Apology

featuring Brian Wilson, Aaron Ross Powell, Matthew Feeney, & Trevor Burrus on Feb 5, 2016

Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us to discuss the trial of Socrates, as told by his student Plato in the Apology.

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Socrates on Trial, Part 2: Crito

featuring Brian Wilson, Aaron Ross Powell, and Matthew Feeney on May 20, 2016

Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us for a discussion about the last days of Socrates, as told by Plato in Crito.

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Read, “Education Through Art”

by George Woodcock on Feb 1, 1975

Woodcock discusses the classic book known “in Read’s own time as…his one original contribution to the discussion of anarchist tactics.”

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The Politics of Star Trek

featuring Timothy Sandefur, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 13, 2015

Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on political philosophy in the Star Trek science fiction franchise.