The Classics Pages
Includes a guided tour of Plato's Republic. I highly recommend this resource.
Excellent essay by Richard Kraut from the Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Listen to this excellent radio program and take
notes. The segment is about one hour. The free Real
Player is required for streaming audio.
A concise introductory essay from the Catholic
Philosophy of Plato
An well-organized overview from the Radical Academy
Republic, Book I
One of Plato's greatest and most influential works.
This is a marked-up version of the Jowett translation.
Republic: Study Questions
To think about and look for when reading Book I.
The mind altering depiction of the trial of Socrates. really, this work changed
the world and if you read it well it will change you too.
25 of his dialogues and letters
from the 1871 translation by Benjamin
Allegory Of The Cave: A Springboard For The Matrix
A clever interpretation of Plato's allegory in
relation to a philosophical movie The Matrix
lies and perpetual war
Danny Postel and
Shadia Drury discusses Plato and other political philosophers in the service
of contemporary theory and practice. This piece is particularly useful as an
instance of how ancient philosophy remains relevant. Whether Drury's critique
of Leo Strauss and current politics is accurate is open to discussion.