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3.02127659574468 out of 53.02127659574468 out of 53.02127659574468 out of 53.02127659574468 out of 53.02127659574468 out of 5 3.02 (141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date:
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In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles decided to forgo his ambitions as a wrestler. Adopting the nickname Plato, he embarked instead on a life in philosophy. In 387 BC he founded the Academy, the world’s first university, and taught his students that all we see is not reality but merely a reproduction of the true source. And in his famous Republic he described the politics of “the highest form of state.”

In Plato in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Plato’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Plato’s work, a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Plato within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

The 90 Minutes series includes brief but authoritative interpretations of the worlds greatest thinkers, deciphering philosophical thought in an entertaining and accessible fashion and making it comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gail Thompson | 1/2/2014

    " An introduction to his philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bo | 11/16/2013

    " Another good introduction to Plato's thinking. His ideas can be useful but easily corrupted. Plato is a little too totatlitarian for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sherene | 11/4/2013

    " A very short but interesting book. I never knew he was such a fascist. He believed in subordinating your entire individuality to the state and obeying your leaders without question. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tammy | 6/28/2013

    " Just can't get enough in this short of a book "

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