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The Republic

Plato

"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."

"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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"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."

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

11h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

55:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:18