Plato's Allegory of the Cave is what many believe to be the foundation of Western Philosophy. It addresses what is visible and invisible, seen and observed versus intuited and imagined, and what is public versus private and just versus unjust. It also concerns the meaning and importance of education, the state of the soul, the conflict between truth and beauty, animal urges versus higher aspirations, knowledge versus ignorance, and on and on.
With this audiobook, you will hear the original Allegory of the Cave and much more in less than 60 minutes. To improve your understanding of Plato's allegory, we have included original commentary surrounding this subject. This information is intended to give you a fuller understanding of the allegory.
Fewer people than you may think have read or even heard of the Allegory of the Cave. Fewer still have read or heard of Plato's The Republic. If you're seeking to boost your performance in school, or if you're just curious, this audio program will put you ahead of the class!
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worth my time since the reader gave a context with which to place this classic work.
of course. philosophy starts with plato and it's smart to know foundational material.
deep, clear, and well-paced.
Great thoughts on reality
I see a lot of complaints about the narrator so be warned - don't listen for the narration, listen for the story.
The author spends most of his time telling us that philosophy isn't very interesting. As a fan of philosophy, I found it insulting. But in any case it was a waste of time to listen to. Just skip to the allegory itself and ignore all the rest.
The narrator is not very engaging, but the allegory pulls its own weight. If you like the allegory as much as I do, than you can deal with the narration.
My name is Laz O. I'm a firefighter. I enjoy listening to books on tape. I've been hooked since the first one. Enjoy!
I was very disappointed with the narrator. Deaver Brown had done such a great job in Elements of Style, but here I was left wanting. If you want to listen to Allegory of the Cave, buy The Republic, and skip to chapter 7.
I have never written a review before but I have to let prospective customers know what utter garbage this recording is before they click "add to cart". The narrator stumbles and stutters his through this reading as though he is intentionally trying to insult any customer who actually paid for this book. No effort was put into the production of this useless piece of garbage and audible should not sell it. I couldn't even finish it.
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