The Harmony of the Soul: Plato’s Republic

Lex Solo has asked me to write a blog post about the forms of government in Plato's Republic: Was Plato's Republic truly a political work? Was he really anti-democratic? Here is some of what I had to say on the matter: Is the Republic a work in psychology? YES. A lot of people read the Republic … Continue reading The Harmony of the Soul: Plato’s Republic

More Than a Book Review: Reclaiming Epicurus…and Random Encounters at the Bus Stop…and Delightful Epicurean Feasts

I met Luke Slattery by chance in Catania, Sicily, just outside the airport. Being Sicily, buses were running late, and we were anxious and tired. Luke asked if we knew which bus to take to get to Siracusa. Apparently we didn’t look as lost as we were. Even though he had just come off a … Continue reading More Than a Book Review: Reclaiming Epicurus…and Random Encounters at the Bus Stop…and Delightful Epicurean Feasts