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The Republic

By Plato
Narrated by James Langton / 11 hours 58 minutes

"What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life." Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: What is goodness? What is reality? What is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the roles of both women and men as "guardians" of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by "philosopher kings."

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Author
Narrator James Langton
ISBN 9781400186167
Length 11 hours 58 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Science, Philosophy & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #28,313 Overall
Genre rank #241 in Philosophy