Plato's Pod: Dialogues on the works of Plato

di James Myers

Welcome to Plato's Pod, a bi-weekly podcast of a group discussion on the dialogues of Plato. The discussion is held through Meetup.com by the Toronto Philosophy and Calgary Philosophy groups and anyone interested in participating, whether to learn about Plato or to contribute to the dialogue, is welcome to join with no experience required! The podcast is hosted by amateur philosopher James Myers and inquiries can be e-mailed ... Leggi dettagli

Episodi del podcast

  • Stagione 2

  • S02 E15 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 2: The Mean and The Extremes

    S02 E15 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 2: The Mean and The Extremes

    We often use the term “social fabric” by way of analogy to the complex economic and governing relationships woven into communities of people. In Plato’s Statesman, the Visitor from Elea equates the art of fabric-weaving with rulin...

    01:52:08
  • S02 E14 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 1: Ripple of Hope

    S02 E14 - Dialogue on The Statesman, Session 1: Ripple of Hope

    Is the leader born with the skills of statesmanship, or else what is the source of the expertise and theoretical knowledge that the statesman puts into practice in ruling over people? In the opening part of The Statesman, Plato ta...

    02:03:39
  • S02 E13 - Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 3: The Forms In A Harmony Of Difference

    S02 E13 - Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 3: The Forms In A Harmony Of Difference

    Our dialogue on the Sophist concluded on April 3, 2022 when participants from the Toronto Philosophy and Calgary Philosophy Meetup groups considered the changing use of language in the communication of a shared reality, both in re...

    02:02:42
  • S02 E12 - Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 2: The Forms Whole And One

    S02 E12 - Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 2: The Forms Whole And One

    Is there relevance today, 2,400 years after Plato raised it in The Sophist, to the question of what “that which is” is? Participants from the Toronto Philosophy and Calgary Philosophy Meetup groups began with this question when th...

    02:03:52
  • S02 E11 - Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 1: Continuous Division

    S02 E11 - Dialogue On The Sophist, Session 1: Continuous Division

    While the word “sophist” is no longer in general use, there are many examples today of sophistry which is the selling of expertise. How does the buyer know the expertise claimed is real, or whether the seller is an expert in name ...

    02:00:26