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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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Simon Critchley, philosopher and author, gives this lecture on Plato's "Republic," specifically books three and four, Socrates' expulsion of the poets from the city, diegesis, and mimesis. He discusses the concepts of identity, tyranny, poetry, and affect in relationship to Homer, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Aristotle, catharsis, gender difference focusing on the philosophy and its relation to grief, lamentation and the irrational.

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