Symposium, the Apology, and the Allegory of the Cave by Plato audiobook

Symposium, the Apology, and the Allegory of the Cave

By Plato
Read by Jonathan Cowley

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200095957

  • ISBN: 9798200095940

  • ISBN: 9798200095964

Runtime: 4.97 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This collection brings together three of Plato's most enduring classics: the Symposium, the Apology, and the famous "Allegory of the Cave" from the Republic. The Symposium, a dialogue on the nature and purpose of love centered around the ideals of beauty and goodness, is arguably the deepest inquiry of its kind in Western philosophy. The Apology, Plato's account of the speech given by Socrates at his trial in 399 BC, constitutes an essential defense of Socrates' life and philosophy. Finally, the "Allegory of the Cave," written as a fictional dialogue between Socrates and Plato's brother, Glaucon, is a profound commentary on the human understanding of reality. This edition is the translation by Benjamin Jowett.

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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: 4.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English