Intro To Political Philosophy – Socratic Citizenship: Plato’s Apology

June 15th, 2009 by

The lecture begins with an explanation of why Plato’s Apology is the best introductory text to the study of political philosophy. The focus remains on the Apology as a symbol for the violation of free expression, with Socrates justifying his way of life as a philosopher and defending the utility of philosophy for political life.

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses Web site. Found at YouTube from yalecourses.

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