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Download The Mind of Plato Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (48 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. E. Taylor Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Through his own writings and inspiration of Aristotle and countless others, Plato continues to influence every area of philosophic thought, to say nothing of his enormous influence on Christian theology. His dramatic dialogues, including Republic, the monumental treatise on the ideal state, render him one of the greatest of Greek literary geniuses.
In this concise analysis, eminent Plato scholar A. E. Taylor examines the philosopher's theory of knowledge and doctrine of ideas; the ideal of the philosopher-king; the social system advocated in Republic; judgments on democracy; and belief in the immortality of the soul.
Also considered: Plato's relationship with his master, Socrates; contribution to the idea of university education; attack on art; abstention from public life; anticipation of Copernicus. Taylor also mentions historical misunderstandings of the one he deems the most original and influential of all philosophers. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 2/9/2013

    " For those billions of you loosing sleep each night trying to figure out why Plato was so hostile to poetry in the Republic, this book will give you sweet dreamless sleep, whiter teeth, and shrink your waistline while you feast on chocolate and pork rinds. And it might even be half true! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Egor Sofronov | 4/7/2012

    " If an enlightening enterprise in archaealogy of knowledge into the Platonic Revolution, then a bit tautological one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 berthenia | 5/29/2002

    " This book completely transformed my world view. It was originally recommended by an ancient languages scholar at U. Mich. after I asked how one could tell which parts of the Old Testament were transcribed later from an oral tradition vs. which ones were "only" written. "

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