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Genius of the Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy 

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Plato, opinions and the statues of Daedalus

Have you wondered what a Platonic dialogue is and what it is used for? Carolyn Price introduces Plato, the philosopher who took dialogues to another level.

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Can animals be courageous?

Could it make sense to describe a wild boar as courageous? Or a lion? Or a dog? Many people in the ancient world would certainly have thought so.

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Genius of the Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

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The Death of Socrates

Why was Socrates killed? Learn the reasons for his death.

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The Life of Socrates

Who was Socrates? Find out what we know about his life.

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Socrates - Teacher, Paragon or Chatterbox?

Dr Carolyn Price discusses the legacy of Socrates, the father of moral philosophy.

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Diotima’s Ladder: From Lust to Morality

This animation looks at Plato's 'The Symposium' and Socrates recollection of Diotima's theory on beauty. 

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Nigel Warburton on... philosophy and conversation

Philosophy thrives on conversation, says Nigel Warburton

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On trust and philosophy

On a journey from Plato's Republic to the Mitchell Brothers' Walford, can we use philosophy to understand trust?

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Trust in Plato's Republic

Dr Carolyn Price considers the theme of Trust in Plato's work "The Republic".

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Plato (427 - 347 BC)

Plato, born in Athens, is one of the key figures of Greek philosophy.

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