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Extended Audio Sample The Republic, by Plato
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52,028 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Plato Narrator: Bruce Alexander Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Republic, Plato tackles the big issues of the state and the individual: how the state should be ruled, and by whom; and the way the individual should lead his life - and why. Plato casts Socrates in the role of the leader and teacher in this carefully-reasoned enquiry held in association with the students of his circle. Yet despite the rigor of the argument - the need for a philosopher-king; the need for just behavior by all - the beneficient humanity of Socrates and the poetic imagination of Plato are vividly apparent. The lively quality of the dialogue can be clearly appreciated in this new translation by Tom Griffith. 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 by J | 2/17/2014

    " One of the few works I remember reading in high school that really challenged me to think. It spoke to me, and I enjoyed discussing it with others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liana Dewi | 2/3/2014

    " Plato is one crazy guy , but he is one of my favourite philosophers :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Simon | 1/28/2014

    " Plato is one crazy guy (all that stuff about forms, the noble lie etc.) but he is one of my favourite philosophers if not just for being really fun to read, and way ahead of his time incorporating Women into the Republic as equals (however Plato is an massive Elitist which makes him look a bit dodgy to say the least). I hear the laws is far less hierarchical. But the main thing is that Plato was asking the right question: What is Justice, What is Good etc. As opposed to claiming 'Everything is Water' or fire of cheese or whatever, like the pre-socratics did. Great start for any philosopher!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mohammed Ali Bapir | 1/24/2014

    " A text that comes back to speech again once you read it. "

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