Aristotle and Alexander: Western Heritage Lecture 13

If you’re looking for Lecture 12, my sincere apologies–I had a messup with the recorder.  So, sadly, it only recorded about 3 seconds of the lecture.  I’d post it, but it’s kind of a boring 3 seconds.  Here’s… Read More

Plato’s God

A short, 30 minute lecture/discussion as I gave the first quiz of the semester.  The course lecture involved Plato’s understanding of the divine.  Enjoy.

Socratic Ethics and Platonic Democracy

Lecture 10 of Western Heritage: Socrates on Ethics and Plato on Democracy.

Quick and Dirty Guide to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Key concepts of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (very hard to separate the three, one from another) Socrates (469-399b.c.); Plato (ca. 427-ca. 347b.c.); and Aristotle (385-322 b.c.) Teacher-student-student relationship Came at the very end of their civilization—but tied to… Read More

Lecture 7: The Origins of Greek Philosophy

Here’s one of my favorite topics–whether I do justice to it or not is another question–the origins of Greek philosophy.  Fire, air, water, soil, cycles, repetition, the One, the Many . . .