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Mark Blitz on Ancient and Modern Political Philosophy


A discussion of political thinkers including Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, and Nietzsche. Click "Show more" to view all chapters. For more conversations, visit http://www.conversationswithbillkristol.org
Chapter 1 (0:15 – 14:52): Political Philosophy and Plato
Chapter 2 (14:52 – 24:12): The Ancients and How We Live Now
Chapter 3 (24:12 – 43:57): Aristotle and Virtues of Character
Chapter 4 (43:57 – 56:22): John Locke’s America
Chapter 5 (56:22 – 1:05:38): Hegel and Marx
Chapter 6 (1:05:38 – 1:18:13): Liberal Democratic Way of Life
Chapter 7 (1:18:13 – 1:24:18): The Allure of Nietzsche
Chapter 8 (1:24:18 – 1:30:48): Studying with Harvey Mansfield
Chapter 9 (1:30:48 – 1:45:13): Teaching and Practicing Politics
Mark Blitz is a professor of political philosophy at Claremont McKenna College and author, most recently, of
"Plato's Political Philosophy." The discussion focuses on great thinkers in the history of political philosophy, ancient and modern (Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, Karl Marx, G.W.F. Hegel, Friedrich Nietzsche) and the importance of studying them in contemporary America. Visit http://thegreatthinkers.org for more information on the thinkers in question.