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Greek and Latin Voices
Monday 7 July 2008 23:00-23:15 (Radio 3)
Series exploring the life, work and teaching method of the Athenian philosopher Plato.
1/4. Chris Pelling, Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford, focuses on the way in which Plato's great 'mouthpiece', Socrates, is associated with a method of inquiry and a way of life rather than any particular creed or doctrine. What exactly is 'Socratic dialogue' and how central is it to the work of Plato and to our understanding of his philosophy?