Nathan Gilmour, Todd Pedlar, and Ed Song discuss book 1 of Plato’s Republic.
- Our translation of the Republic: C.D.C Reeve (2004).
- Todd has taught Book 7 of the Republic in Luther College’s Paideia program; Ed studied it with Jonathan Lear.
- We have la famille Estienne (Stephanus) to thank for our easy access to Plato and the Bible.
- This series’s secret word is descent!
- Spoiler alert: Rosebud was a sled. But you’ll have to watch The Usual Suspects to find out about Keyser Soze.
- Nathan’s been reading his Clausewitz, so achtung, mein herr.
- Is Inspector Javert an exemplar of justice?
- Philosophers distinguish between concepts and conceptions.
- N.B.: The Feast of Bendis was a religious festival commemorating, appropriately enough, Bendis, a goddess associated with Artemis.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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