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The original ring of power
More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek philosopher Plato recounted the legend of the Ring of Gyges in "Republic." The story of the ring surfaces as the philosopher, Socrates, and his student discuss why people act justly: is it because it's what's right? Or because it's a convention that's enforced through punishment and reward? Alex Gendler shares the allegory of the ill-gotten, magical ring. [Directed by Vitalii Nebelskyi, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].