The Republic: The Closing of Plato's Mind? (1995)

Four Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Since Plato (429?–347 B.C.E.) is, by any account, one of the most dazzling writers in both the literary and philosophical traditions, it is perhaps his own fault that "un-philosophers" have taken on the massive task of translating The Republic, especially those who insist on a bluntly literal meaning. One such scholar, Allan Bloom, presents a word-for-word textual bridge from Greek to English, but also sneaks in his own interpretive essaying that, unfortunately, might close off Plato's mind. This course reads Plato (and Bloom) closely in order to discern what The Republic intends. Four Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Republic of Plato (Paperback) by Plato, Allan Bloom (Edited and translated by)

Recommended:

Plato: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback) by Julia Annas

 

David B. Johnson is a professor of philosophy at Marymount University, and former writing professor at American and GW Universities.  He earned his PhD in Cultural Studies at George Mason University in 2011, and writes primarily about ethics and political theory.  He has two sons and 4 grandchildren, has been enjoying life with his girlfriend, E. Foster Pacine, and lives in Clifton VA.

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