Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 542
Greg Johnson on Plato’s Gorgias,
Greg Johnson is teaching a five-week course on Plato’s Gorgias on Counter-Currents Radio, which will continue for the next two Saturdays later this month (July 22 and 29). The third lecture, focusing on the first third of Socrates’ discussion with Callicles, can be heard below. The first lecture can be heard here, and the second here.
The theme of the course is “Might vs. Right.” Dr. Johnson is using Donald J. Zeyl’s translation of the Gorgias published by Hackett as both a separate book and as part of their Plato Complete Works volume. You can use other translations, because all Plato translations have a standard citation format known as Stephanus numbers, which appear in the margins of each translation. There are many free online translations, for instance this one at Archive.org.
Every educated person should be familiar with Plato, but higher education today is usually a barrier to understanding the great thinkers of the past. Hence the need for Counter-Currents, which Jonathan Bowden described as an online university of the Right.
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