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Republic Bk VIII & IX EP 21 Defective Constitutions and Damaged Souls

Understanding Plato

Episode   ·  2 Plays

Episode  ·  2 Plays  ·  20:23  ·  Nov 16, 2021


Plato extends his analogy between the constitution of the city-state and the soul of the individual by presenting a theory about how the constitutions slowly devolve from the ideal (kingship or aristocracy) to the most imperfect (tyranny) and how this is mirrored by the slow degradation of the soul.

20m 23s  ·  Nov 16, 2021

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