Christina Bieber Lake, Nathan Gilmour, and Michial Farmer wrap up the network’s discussion of Plato’s Republic.
- Our translations of the Republic: Benjamin Jowett (1888) and Richard W. Sterling and William C. Scott (1985).
- N.B.: Hans Christian Ørsted, not Wittgenstein, coined the term “thought-experiment.”
- Take a breath, because we mention a lot of secondary books in this episode: Jacques Derrida, Dissemination (1967); Richard Rorty, Philosophy and Social Hope (2000); Pierre Hadot, What Is Ancient Philosophy? (1995); Christina Bieber Lake, The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor (2005); John D. Caputo, Deconstruction in a Nutshell (1997); M.H. Abrams, The Mirror and the Lamp (1953).
- Plato’s Phaedrus argues against writing in a written dialogue.
- Christina hates Alexander Pope.
- Augustine’s response to Homer is not that different from Plato’s.
- Aristotle wants us to drain our pity and fear via katharsis.
- Plato must have hated Sophocles’s Ajax.
- Pythagoreans weren’t allowed to eat beans.
- Thoreau wants to eat a raw chipmunk, though he thinks better of it.
- Dante’s damned souls have lost the good of reason.
- Augustine (and Heidegger) distrusts curiositas and cupiditas.
- Would Plato approve of Max Beckmann’s work?
- It was (Percy) Shelley who called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
Relevant Network Shows
- Christian Humanist Podcast 25: Plato.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 28.1: Heidegger.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 43: Richard Weaver and the Phaedrus.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 48: Literary Canons.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 66: Desert-Island Books.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 93.2: Pragmatism.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 95: Platonic Aesthetics.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 126.1: Postmodernism.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 224: Ion.
- City of Man 7: Justice and the Bible.
- City of Man 75: Social Justice and the Gospel.