In every era of history people who want only what is best for their own society find themselves in conflict with others who also want only what is best for that same society. Plato, in his last great work, the Laws, inquires into the arrangement of human society to decide what is best and what is essential. He describes seven rights which, he says, conflict with one another. This lecture will be a shared enquiry into the best and most just arrangement of modern society based upon Plato’s seven rights

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