Episode 11 Republic: Part I Philosophizing on Justice

The Global Novel: a literature podcast

Jan 4 2022 • 48 mins


A Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as a founder of Western Philosophy, Socrates is also known as the first moral philosopher of ethical tradition of thought.

In this episode, we are going to unpack the main dialogical contentions of Book I, which is of justice. During the process, we will discuss the narrative form of this philosophical genre called the Socratic irony, as we zoom in on how such a narratological device is able to convey and develop Socrate’s philosophical thoughts in the most powerful fashion.

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Plato’s Republic


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