In this conversation, Michael Tremblay speaks with Nick Baima, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, and expert on the ethics of Plato.

Nick, along with his co-author Tyler Paytas, is the author of Plato’s Pragmatism, which explores Plato’s arguments for how false beliefs, or poor reasoning, can sometimes contribute to our flourishing.

In this conversation, we discuss Plato’s ethics and views on justice, the relationship between the psychology of Plato and the Stoics, and if there are beliefs that can be false, but still useful to believe.

This conversation is for those wanting to learn more about Plato, one of the most important thinkers in the history of the world.