Plato's Republic

Plato's Republic

  • 26 Feb
    31 Mar

    Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory (ACT)

    Ioannis D Evrigenis

Plato's Republic

In this ten-session intensive postgraduate online seminar, we will undertake a close reading of Plato’s Republic, a book that transformed philosophy in general and political thought in particular. We will examine Plato’s theories of justice and knowledge. Focusing especially on dialectic, theory and practice, the origin and nature of political communities, and the relationship between the individual and the state, we will consider Plato’s theories of art and censorship.

Reading closely before class will be necessary. We will address one book of the Republic in each session and participation in class discussions will be essential.

Classes mainly on Wednesdays and Fridays

Eligibility: Graduation Degree

Admission Requirements: 

  • A copy of your last degree certificate
  • A 100 - 150 words Bio 
  • A passport-size photograph

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Duration -

February 26 ; March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2021

Timing: 6:30 - 9:00 PM


Rs. 7,875

Ioannis D Evrigenis

Ioannis D Evrigenis

Prof. Ioannis D. Evrigenis is a Greek-American philosopher, Professor of Political Science, and Director of International Relations at Tufts University. He is co-editor of Johann Gottfried Herder’s Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings (Hackett, 2004) and the author of articles on a wide range of topics in political theory. His first book Fear of Enemies and Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2008) received the 2009 Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science. His most recent book is entitled Images of Anarchy: The Rhetoric and Science in Hobbes’s State of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2014). At present, he is overseeing The Bodin Project at Tufts, aimed at a variorum edition of Jean Bodin’s Les six livres de la république. He holds A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Herrnstein Prize.