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By Dr. Travis Dickinson
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics atScarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Having recently completed a discussion of Plato’s Republic with a terrific group of college students, I am once again reminded of its beauty and depth. When teaching the Republic, I am always struck by the seemingly innocent back and forth of the dialogue that inevitably entices us straight into discussing life’s deepest issues. I am convinced that the genius of Plato is that we, in a way, cannot help but become a participant in his dialogue. Continue reading