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The Fundamentals of Education:
A Socratic Perspective on the Cultivation of Humanity

by Max Maxwell

Audio Biography of Socrates  Pt 1    Pt 2   Pt 3   Pt 4

Video On Socrates (Greek Language) Pt 1   Pt 2   Pt 3   Pt 4

Audio Books: The Apology and The Republic

Socratic Method used in law school

Socrates on Self-Confidence
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

Socratic Method Report:
Vectorization of Inverse Dialectical Constructions:

The Contribution of Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory

Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues
(16 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture)
Course No. 463
Taught by Michael Sugrue
Princeton University
Ph.D., Columbia University

Great Books: Plato's Republic

The dialogues of Plato are analyzed in this program
by world-renowned author and professor Bryan Magee
and Cambridge philosophy professor Myles Burnyeat.
Preview Clip available.

PLATO: Audio Biography
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

The Minds of Men
A look at the life and teachings of Socrates and Plato.

The Republic: Plato’s Utopia

This program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato’s plan for an ideal city—a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society—a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University’s Bonnie Kent; Princeton University’s Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics. A Discovery University Production. (48 minutes, color)