Reading Plato | Resources | Wednesdays

Spring 2020

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Wednesday class catch-up videos


Reading Plato, Spring 2020, Wednesdays, Session 1

Mentioned in the discussion of doubt was the ‘progressive doubt’ of Descartes in his Meditation on First Philosophy. This is a remarkably engaging first-person account of an inquiry similar to our exercise with the cup.


Reading Plato, Spring 2020, Wednesdays, Session 2

Reading Plato, Spring 2020, Wednesdays, Session 3

Reading Plato, Spring 2020, Wednesdays, Session 4

Please note in Session 4 around the 16 min mark when the slide ‘Symbols and Representational Art’ is displayed, Bernie says ‘signs’ when he means ‘symbol’. In this class ‘symbols’ are considered to have a non-arbitrary relationship with what they symbolize, while with signs the relationship is arbitrary.


Reading Plato, Spring 2020, Wednesdays, Session 5

Reading Plato, Spring 2020, Wednesdays, Session 6