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Reflections on the Mind of Plato

Joseph Norio Uemura

"Plato was not a Platonist! I would like to show in the following audio 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 24 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 the mind, Theatetus examines knowledge, Sophist probes being, Phaedrus reflects on art, and Republic ponders society. All great literature must be experienced firsthand. 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. © Agora Publications

"Plato was not a Platonist! I would like to show in the following audio 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 24 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 the mind, Theatetus examines knowledge, Sophist probes being, Phaedrus reflects on art, and Republic ponders society. All great literature must be experienced firsthand. 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. © Agora Publications
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"Plato was not a Platonist! I would like to show in the following audio 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 24 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 the mind, Theatetus examines knowledge, Sophist probes being, Phaedrus reflects on art, and Republic ponders society. All great literature must be experienced firsthand. 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. © Agora Publications

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Childs

Length:

3h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:45