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Plato was one of the first Greek philosophers to make a great impact on the way we look at the world. He was a student of Socrates, and a mentor to Aristotle. Plato's most notable work was his Theory of Forms, Theory of Knowledge, and political philosophy.

This audio program is comprised of Plato's three most noteworthy books: Republic, Phaedo, and Apology.

Inside, you will discover....

  • Metaphysics: In Plato's dialogues, Socrates and his company of disputants had something to say on many subjects, including several aspects of metaphysics. These include religion and science, human nature, love, and sexuality. More than one dialogue contrasts perception and reality, nature and custom, and body and soul.
  • The Forms: "Platonism" and its theory of Forms (or theory of Ideas) denies the reality of the material world, considering it only an image or copy of the real world. The theory of Forms is first introduced in the Phaedo dialogue. According to this theory of Forms there are at least two worlds: the apparent world of concrete objects, grasped by the senses, which constantly changes, and an unchanging and unseen world of Forms or abstract objects, grasped by pure reason.
  • Epistemology: Several aspects of epistemology are also discussed by Socrates, such as wisdom. More than one dialogue contrasts knowledge and opinion. Plato's epistemology involves Socrates arguing that knowledge is not empirical, and that it comes from divine insight. The Forms are also responsible for both knowledge or certainty, and are grasped by pure reason.
  • Ethics: Several dialogues discuss ethics including virtue and vice, pleasure and pain, crime and punishment, and justice and medicine. Plato views "The Good" as the supreme Form, somehow existing even "beyond being".
  • And much, much more....

Begin listening today and learn how Plato lived a truthful and fulfilling life.

Public Domain (P)2020 Northern Press

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I highly recommend this book.

Its authors are learned, knowledgeable and love their material. It is presented by several experts on the subject, each with his or her style of delivery. You will like some more than others, but you will learn from all of them.

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Wonderful

this book covered all cultures mythology histories. the scholarship was sound and the readers entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks knowledge and understanding of our world.

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Good one

Quarantine and keep learning. The narrator has a wonderful diction. Material interesting and informative. I love learning something new even revisiting is great. Thank you.

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I have ever heard!

A great lecture about a difficult subject told by a superb teacher. I was able to assimilate far more from this lecture than I could ever hope to obtain on my own by reading Plato's Republic.

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Loved it

The concise and informative book brilliantly defines what knowledge is and how we acquire it. My favourite part was when he touched on the imperceptible, and the non-existent. The performance of the narration was extremely easy to listen to. And the content was invaluable.

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crisp and brilliant

It is discursive, but you still have to hear it, a bit like Plato, I suppose. like a semi-spontaneous lecture, but cohesive. the author. the only character, but I like him!

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He makes it easy!

It's one of the best audiobooks I have ever heard, and the professor is so knowledgeable that it's quite impressive how you can understand Plato's Republic so easily. He makes it easy!

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Best book

This course the author explains in great detail every complex passage in the book, giving light to such a difficult subject.

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very good

The lectures are short and to the point, previously I have studies a lot of these political thinkers in more depth and the Author is very good at summarising key concepts and the logical steps of theories to provide an introduction and consolidation to the works of thinkers. Would definitely recommend ents on major issues, but the author himself is libertarian and presents these views along with arguments that oppose those views.

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Short, precise, insightful

The lectures are short and to the point, previously I have studies a lot of these political thinkers in more depth and Author is very good at summarising key concepts and the logical steps of theories to provide an introduction and consolidation to the works of thinkers. Would definitely recommend.

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  • 08-17-20

Incredible Information

This book was so informative. I learned so much more about myths than when I tried doing it on my own.

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  • issac
  • 08-16-20

Very interesting topic

however, I believe there probably is and it could be delivered more interestingly and thoughtfully. I did listen to every lecture, many more than once. I do recommend this to anyone just starting or like myself wanting to revisit a very interesting topic.

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  • Rosie
  • 08-16-20

Great! Highly recommend!

Very comprehensive and interesting. I learned many new stories and lore. Very good narrators! Highly recommend.

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  • harriet
  • 08-16-20

Pretty good

just touches on a range of mythologies. in the cases where I already felt familiar with the subject matter, I found details lacking. so while I learned somewhat from chapters focusing on cultures I was less familiar with, the depth and accuracy even in these cases was probably the same as where I noticed it lacking.

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  • phoebe
  • 08-16-20

Great overview of mythologies!

I enjoyed all the instructors as they covered not only the stories but would point out similarities to other religious and mythological stories. This was put together in such an interesting way, I could have listened to twice as much.

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  • Freya
  • 08-14-20

Listen to it

I'm enjoying the read a lot easier than I thought it would be and I'm just enjoying how so all long ago that they were writing down common sense there's nothing I don't like there's nothing better than a book you really can't count on the web for internet or anything honest that's why I love a book it's not an opinion its fact real

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  • Norris
  • 08-14-20

Very challenging indeed ...

The narrator is very good...Excellent audiobooks. I wish they would do more. I was expecting a difficult read and so it was...I'll have to listen many times to begin to understand...unfortunately time is limited and so many books to listen...

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  • Murray
  • 08-14-20

Educational

If you like history this book is for you. They talk about myth briefly and then about what they meant for people who believed in them.

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  • Franklin
  • 08-14-20

Amazing, get it!!

Loved it. Informative, easy to get lost in. I will listen to it again...too much information for just one listen!!

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  • Coates
  • 08-14-20

Nice collection

This is a very nice collection of a broad range of myths from all over the world. The perfect way to find more about various cultures and nations.