Platonic philosophy of “Idealism” for Valencia Humanities class (Dr. George Brooks)

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The aim of this lecture is to explain the meaning of Plato’s most celebrated doctrine, starting with its origins in the ethical inquiries of his master Socrates, and proceeding to its pivotal role in epistemology and ontology.

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Our discussion of Plato’s dialogue, “Parmenides,” in which Plato executes an incisive critique of his own Theory of Forms. We find a young Socrates struggling to keep up with a far more seasoned interlocutor, our old friend Parmenides.

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NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION Socrates on trial in Athens Other Plato writings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b8hE92CuFY Phaedo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6scy_47ohk Apology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJALLoNZoG0 Crito http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5n5yGQJhG8&feature=plcp Euthyphro

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What did Socrates & Plato have to say about ethics? In this video, the Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Austin, Texas, tell us!

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Plato is often referred to as the father of (Western) philosophy. He also had a thing or two to say about democracy and politics. In this video, we explore how Plato thought a state should be governed and what his criticism of democracy was all about. This is Episode 03 in the series Ancient Thought […]

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This video focuses on Plato’s work, The Phaedo, and examines the discussion about the Platonic forms and the doctrine of recollection in […]

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In this lecture/discussion video from my Fall 2011 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we discuss Plato’s Republic, book 4, looking at the analogy between the parts of the ideal city and the parts of the soul.

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I’m using a dropcam to at least introduce the topics of my online courses. Dropcam will record anything in front of it in MP4 format, and I’d like to use it to do more online lecturing. This one introduces students to Plato’s Gorgias.

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