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Reflections on the Mind of Plato - Six Dialogues

Joseph N. Uemura

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

“Plato was not a Platonist! I would like to show . . . that anyone who reads the dialogues of Plato without bias or an ax to grind will find a humorous, witty, pleasant friend; and not a desiccated scholarly mandarin. Plato was an open-minded, tolerant, reasonable individual, not a tight-lipped, pietistic, puritan. In a word, Plato was an Athenian, not a Spartan!” In the twenty-four centuries that have passed since the Athenians put Socrates to death, every generation has interpreted the meaning of Plato’s work differently. Joseph Uemura guides us through six dialogues in an effort to promote a dialectical quest rather than seek a final resting place. Plato’s dialogues treat the big questions that confront any thoughtful person. Eythyphro explores religion, Phaedo reflects on mind, Theatetus examines knowledge, Sophist probes being, Phaedrus reflects on art, and the Republic ponders society. All great literature must be experienced first-hand. Because it is not self-explanatory, it must be interpreted and evaluated. Professor Uemura’s reflections serve as a touchstone by which to test every new reading of Plato’s work.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 42m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:44