26 - Ain't No Sunshine: The Cave Allegory of Plato's Republic
The most famous work of Plato is the "Republic" and its most famous passage is the allegory of the cave. In this episode Peter looks at the allegory, along with the Form of the Good and divided line.
• N. Denyer, "Sun and line: the role of the Good," in G.R.F. Ferrari (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2007), 284-309.
• G. Fine, “Knowledge and Belief in Republic V,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 60 (1978), 121–39.
• G. Fine, “Knowledge and Belief in Republic V–VII,” in S. Everson (ed.), Companions to Ancient Thought: Epistemology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 85–115.
• G. Santas, "Two Theories of Good in Plato's Republic," Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 57 (1980), 223–45.
• P. Shorey, “Idea of Good in Plato’s Republic,” in P. Shorey, Selected Papers (New York: Garland, 1980), 28-81.