Unlimited Opinions - Philosophy & Mythology

S4 E3: Plato and Antipolitics

September 12, 2022 Mark & Adam Bishop Season 4 Episode 3
Unlimited Opinions - Philosophy & Mythology
S4 E3: Plato and Antipolitics
Show Notes

Everyone's favorite philosopher who gives no specifics on how to achieve his utopia: Karl Marx! And Plato, too! In this episode, we look at two of Plato's political (or antipolitical) dialogues: Gorgias and Republic. We look at the varying definitions of justice, whether it's just to act according to your power, and how Plato's ideal society was structured. We look at all this with a critical eye, but we do appreciate many of the opinions on justice and the faults with lying politicians.  Follow us on Twitter! @UlmtdOpinions