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Plato was the first person to organize and record the issues and questions that define philosophy. As Socrates' student, Plato preserved the teachings of his great mentor in many famous "dialogues"; these deal with classic issues like law and justice, perception and reality, death and the soul, mind and body, reason and passion, and the nature of love. The dialogues also d

Audio CD, library edition, 2 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Knowledge Products (first published 1990)
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May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This well-performed audiobook provides an accessible introduction to Plato's life and thought (and incidentally Socrates' thought). Heston's voice changes with the characters, punctuating overviews of Plato's ideas with snippets from his Dialogues. Lang also highlights some difficulties; and by doing so, he makes the reader want to investigate Plato and his critics further.
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Good introduction, did not pull me in though.
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Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Exactly what I wanted it to be. Kind of a mini biography and an overview of his writings. Nothing too intensive, just a good palate cleanser
Brian Mikołajczyk
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
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A short analysis of Plato’s republic. It has less to do with Platonic philosophy and more to do with Socrates, really. The author selects a few main points in The Republic and explains them. Useful, but shallow and incomplete.
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