Plato’s Republic: There and Back Again
This lecture on Plato’s Republic was recorded in October 2020. The lecture was designed for students and faculty in the Freshman Studies program. This program, a multidisciplinary introduction to liberal learning, has been a cornerstone of the Lawrence curriculum since 1945.
The lecturer, Chloe Armstrong, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lawrence. Professor Armstrong is an expert on the history of philosophy, including both ancient and early modern philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the work of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and her recent scholarship has explored Leibniz’s influence on the thinking of twentieth-century American philosopher David Lewis.
Armstrong, Chloe, "Plato’s Republic: There and Back Again" (2020). First-Year Studies Lectures. 3.