Hogwarts and Kallipolis (Republic IV)

Hogwarts and Kallipolis (Republic IV)

What do Plato's Republic, Sigmund Freud, and the Harry Potter saga have in common? Find out in this deep-dive into book 4 of the Republic.
All Men Would Be Tyrants (Plato’s Republic II)

All Men Would Be Tyrants (Plato’s Republic II)

If you gave people the power to do anything they wanted and never face any consequences for their actions, would they inevitably turn into monsters? Or are there reasons why we should be motivated to behave morally and justly even when all external constraints on our behavior are lifted?
The Hunt for Justice (Plato’s Republic I)

The Hunt for Justice (Plato’s Republic I)

Our series on Plato’s Republic continues with this deep dive into book 1. What makes it good philosophy? What makes it fine literature? And what does book 1 accomplish in the context of the entire Republic?

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