Plato’s Best (and worst) Ideas

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The Noble Lie, the featherless bird, and the womb as a live animal are a few of Plato' less-than-noble ideas explored in a short video about one of the world's greatest philosophers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to introduce a study of Plato and his ideas
  • Prompt class members to view the video, respond to the comprehension questions, explore some of the links, and consider the discussion questions out of class before returning for a whole class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The abundant philosophic references make the video most appropriate for high school and college level philosophy classes
  • To replay the video, click the arrow on the right side of the screen
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and discussion questions
Cons

  • None