The Republic by Plato audiobook

The Republic

By Plato
Read by James Langton

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200110957

  • ISBN: 9798200110940

  • ISBN: 9798200110964

Runtime: 11.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life." Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: What is goodness? What is reality? What is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the roles of both women and men as "guardians" of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by "philosopher kings."

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Author Bio: Plato

Author Bio: Plato

Plato (c. 427–347 BC) stands with Socrates and Aristotle as one of the shapers of the whole intellectual tradition of the West. He founded in Athens the Academy, the first permanent institution devoted to philosophical research and teaching, and the prototype of all Western universities.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 11.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English