Enthusiastic volunteers will read the parts of the brilliant Socrates and the perplexed, questioning and sometimes alert, sometimes slow-off-the-mark two brothers of Plato, Glaucon and Adeimantus, in that masterpiece of western philosophy, the Republic, exploring the meaning of justice, and whether this is different from goodness. We will start with the dazzling fireworks of the introduction, Book 1, which features the complacent old Cephalus and his more thoughtful son, and the rudely aggressive moral relativist Thrasymachus. We will then cover parts of the rest of this sparkling, delightful dialogue. The Republic is the book to take with you on your desert island, always revealing greater profundity, but on the surface simple and accessible. I shall provide a running commentary, and facilitate group discussions. You will need the (revised) translation by Desmond Lee.