NOTE: This is the 6th of a series of posts and discussions of Plato’s dialogue Charmides. To view previous posts, go to the main blog page and scroll down from there. Please feel free to add comments, questions, corrections, etc.
The following is an experiment, so I would appreciate feedback to let me know if it works for you. I am recoding talks of less than twenty minutes on Charmides’ definitions of sophrosyne.
To listen to my discussion of the first definition, click on this link. Here Charmides defines sophrosyne as “a certain quietness”.
To listen to my discussion of the second definition, click on this link. Here Charmides defines sophrosyne as “bashfulness.”
My sense is that there is something present in the voice that is not present in text and I am hoping that, by providing audio, something can be added that is lost in written text. But I will let you adjudicate whether this is helpful or annoying. Please comment and let me know either way. I can put up transcripts later if you are having problems with these.
Please also feel free to comment on the content of this audio.