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Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy
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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.
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.
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
Who was Socrates? Find out what we know about his life.
Why was Socrates killed? Learn the reasons for his death.
Dr Carolyn Price discusses the legacy of Socrates, the father of moral philosophy.
This animation looks at Plato's 'The Symposium' and Socrates recollection of Diotima's theory on beauty.
Philosophy thrives on conversation, says Nigel Warburton
On a journey from Plato's Republic to the Mitchell Brothers' Walford, can we use philosophy to understand trust?
Dr Carolyn Price considers the theme of Trust in Plato's work "The Republic".
Plato, born in Athens, is one of the key figures of Greek philosophy.
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