Plato's Republic by Simon Blackburn audiobook

Plato's Republic: A Biography

By Simon Blackburn
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The Books that Changed the World Series: Book 4

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200143986

  • ISBN: 9798200143979

  • ISBN: 9798200143993

Runtime: 4.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived, and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375 BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city—and the perfect mind—laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. As Simon Blackburn writes, "It has probably sustained more commentary, and been subject to more radical and impassioned disagreement, than almost any other of the great founding texts of the modern world." In Plato's Republic, Simon Blackburn explains the judicial, moral, and political ideas in The Republic. Blackburn also examines The Republic's remarkable influence and unquestioned staying power, and shows why, from Saint Augustine to twentieth-century philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Henri Bergson, Western thought is still conditioned by this most important of books.

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Editorial Reviews

A clear and accessible introduction to philosophy's first superstar. Kirkus

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Author

Author Bio: Simon Blackburn

Author Bio: Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn is a professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of several books, including Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy, Truth: A Guide, and The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 4.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English