In episode #13, Jordan discusses the trial and death of Socrates by exploring some of Plato's best known early dialogues—the Euthyphro, the Apology, and the Crito. He also gives listeners a tutorial on the Socratic method. And finally, we look at the major differences between Plato and Aristotle, with a special focus on how these two philosophers rest at the center of the Western literary canon.
About the Show:
The Western Canon is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!