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Plato's Phaedrus

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Plato's dialogues frequently treat several topics and show their connections to each other. Phaedrus is a model of that skill because of its seamless progression from examples of speeches about the nature of love to mythical visions of human nature and destiny to the essence of beauty and, finally, to a penetrating discussion of speaking and writing. It ends with an examination of the love of wisdom as a dialectical activity in the human mind. Phaedrus lures Socrates outside the walls of Athens, where he seldom goes, by promising to share a new work by his friend and mentor, Lysias, a famous writer of speeches. This dialogue provides a powerful example of the dialectical writing that Plato uses to manifest ideas that are essential to human existence and to living a good life. Phaedrus shows how oral and written forms of language relate to each other and to philosophy. It simultaneously embodies the entire process in some of the greatest poetry ever written. © Agora Publications

Plato's dialogues frequently treat several topics and show their connections to each other. Phaedrus is a model of that skill because of its seamless progression from examples of speeches about the nature of love to mythical visions of human nature and destiny to the essence of beauty and, finally, to a penetrating discussion of speaking and writing. It ends with an examination of the love of wisdom as a dialectical activity in the human mind. Phaedrus lures Socrates outside the walls of Athens, where he seldom goes, by promising to share a new work by his friend and mentor, Lysias, a famous writer of speeches. This dialogue provides a powerful example of the dialectical writing that Plato uses to manifest ideas that are essential to human existence and to living a good life. Phaedrus shows how oral and written forms of language relate to each other and to philosophy. It simultaneously embodies the entire process in some of the greatest poetry ever written. © Agora Publications
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Plato's dialogues frequently treat several topics and show their connections to each other. Phaedrus is a model of that skill because of its seamless progression from examples of speeches about the nature of love to mythical visions of human nature and destiny to the essence of beauty and, finally, to a penetrating discussion of speaking and writing. It ends with an examination of the love of wisdom as a dialectical activity in the human mind. Phaedrus lures Socrates outside the walls of Athens, where he seldom goes, by promising to share a new work by his friend and mentor, Lysias, a famous writer of speeches. This dialogue provides a powerful example of the dialectical writing that Plato uses to manifest ideas that are essential to human existence and to living a good life. Phaedrus shows how oral and written forms of language relate to each other and to philosophy. It simultaneously embodies the entire process in some of the greatest poetry ever written. © Agora Publications

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Childs

Length:

2h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:23