Introduction to Plato's Ion Dialogue

A 4-part course with Gregory Sadler

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Course Overview

The Ion is one of Plato's shortest dialogues, but it explores critical issues not only for philosophy, but also for the arts and society generally. The question covered in this course is whether Homer—who Ion is an award-winning interpreter of—possesses and communicates knowledge, or not. This requires thinking about the nature of knowledge, its relation with arts or skills, and what sort of art poetry would be. Socrates argues that the poets are divinely inspired. Learn why in this course!


  • Total Time 53 min
  • Lessons 4
  • Attachments 7
  • Exercises 20
  • 29 CQ

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