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Plato: Philosophy in an Hour | [Paul Strathern]

Plato: Philosophy in an Hour

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Plato in just one hour. Plato is still seen by many as the greatest of all philosophers, inspiring many of the finest thinkers through the ages. Indeed, many see all later philosophy as nothing but attempts to answer the questions he raised. He founded the Academy, the world’s first university, in 387 BC and taught that the physical world is not reality but rather a reproduction of the true source.
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Publisher's Summary

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Plato in just one hour.

Plato is still seen by many as the greatest of all philosophers, inspiring many of the finest thinkers through the ages. Indeed, many see all later philosophy as nothing but attempts to answer the questions he raised.

He founded the Academy, the world’s first university, in 387 BC and taught that the physical world is not reality but rather a reproduction of the true source.

Plato: Philosophy in an Hour is an audiobook with an expert account of Plato’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and above all easy listening. Also included are selections from his work, suggested further reading and chronologies that place Plato in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

©2012 Paul Strathern (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Matt
    7/28/15
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    "Good introduction for beginners to Philosophy."
    Where does Plato: Philosophy in an Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Plato: Philosophy in an Hour?

    The most memorable bit must be, the writer's explanations to Plato's key theory of utopia.


    What three words best describe Jonathan Keeble’s performance?

    Soothing, clear, calming


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to it in one sitting. However, in my experience of reading philosophy, I have often take breaks to process understanding, to digest.This series, really explained the arguments and described in detail Plato's life and his contemporaries.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mohammed
    7/7/15
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    "See my comments"

    I like the style of presenting.
    I disliked the way that the author has rather misunderstood Plato and his works on politics, specially on the Republic.

    I recommend this book for those who have already read the Republic.

    I chose gave it 4 stars over all mainly for the story not the judgemental statements on Plato and his works on politics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Munnelly
    Reading, UK
    12/1/13
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    "Informative"
    Was Plato: Philosophy in an Hour worth the listening time?

    I definitely think this audio is worth listening to but it is not easy going. I found myself zoning in and out so would have to go back and re-listen. Overall though I did find it very educational and an interesting listen - I would recommend for those who like to educate themselves but are happy with an 'overall' picture as opposed to an I depth knowledge.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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