The Platonic Tradition: Understanding Plato’s Impact Through The Ages
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: June 2012
Duration: 5 hours 5 minutes
This engaging course of lectures provides a detailed overview of Plato’s philosophy and its central idea—the idea of a transcendent reality popularly known as the theory of forms. Professor Kreeft then takes us on a journey through Western philosophical history to show how that central idea has either been built upon or reacted to by philosophers ever since. In addition to the works of Plato, Kreeft explores the works of Aristotle, Plotinus, and Augustine, while also examining both Christian Platonists and philosophical movements such as Positivism and Nihilism. In so doing, Kreeft imparts a richer appreciation for Plato’s work and for its enduring legacy.