Discussing Plato’s Republic, primarily books 1 and 2, on justice and the ideal state.
Partially Examined Life Ep. 49: Foucault on Power | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog
Discussing Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975) about the evolution of power structures from overt and harsh to covert and omni-present.
Professor Chris Bertram’s inaugural professorial lecture, on the importance of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) Chris Bertram "on the subject of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his continued relevance to modern society and political philosophy." From http://crookedtimber.org/2009/07/03/rousseau-podcast/
part of the "Philosophy at Bristol" series http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plajb/blog/
Episode 3: Hobbes’s Leviathan: The Social Contract | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog
Discussing Hobbes’s Leviathan, Chapters 13-15. Have we implicitly signed a social contract whereby our native right to punch other people in the face is