The Political Soul: Plato on Thumos, Spirited Motivation, and the City" By professor Josh Wilburn of WSU Philosophy
The moderator of this event is Dr. Nicholas D. Smith, Emeritus Professor of the Humanities, Classics and Philosophy Department at Lewis and Clark College.
This event will take place Thursday, April 7, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm via Zoom (link below).
In this book Wilburn discusses Plato's views in relation to a broad range of Greek literature and thought. Wilburn examines Plato's account of the psychology of friendship and political life, offers a new interpretation of moral education and social organization in the Republic, and traces the development of Plato's thinking from his early dialogues. He also defends a new account of Plato's views on spirited motivation and the spirited part of the soul.