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Why be Good?

Ooi Kok Hin, Researcher, Penang Institute | Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, Projek Dialog

11-May-16 21:00

Why be Good?

The Ring of Gyges is a myth that makes a curious appearance in Plato's Republic. In this episode, we examine its significance as a way to understand the dialogue and Plato's philosophy writ large.

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