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    • Plato's Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Republic poses questions that endure: What is justice? What form of community fosters the best possible life for human beings? What is the nature and destiny of the soul? What form of education provides the best leaders for a good republic? What are the various forms of poetry and the other arts, and which ones should be fostered and which ones should be discouraged? How does knowing differ from believing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular

    • By Benjamin Myers on 08-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Plato Collection: The Republic, the Apology, Crito, and Symposium

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook contains Plato's most notable books, narrated brilliantly by Kevin Kollins. The works contained in this audiobook include The Republic, The Apology, Crito, and Symposium. Enjoy these four amazing philosophical works that have stood the test of time. 

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    • The Republic

    • Translated with Notes, An Interpretive Essay, and a New Introduction by Raymond Larson
    • By: Plato, Raymond Larson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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    This highly regarded volume features a modern translation of all ten books of The Republic. Translated by Raymond Larson. The Republic is an explosion of thought; a ten-book brainstorm of one of the greatest minds of all-time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Raymond Larson is the translator!

    • By Mary on 07-16-14

    Regular price: $9.79

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Early Period, Volume 1

    • The Apology, Crito, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus, Ion
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are the Socratic Dialogues presented as Plato designed them to be - living discussions between friends and protagonists, with the personality of Socrates himself coming alive as he deals with a host of subjects, from justice and inspiration to courage, poetry and the gods. Plato's Socratic Dialogues provide a bedrock for classical Western philosophy. For centuries they have been read, studied and discussed via the flat pages of books, but the ideal medium for them is the spoken word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, insightful, stimulating

    • By Jeff Lacy on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $17.69

    • Symposium

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Greek word sumposion means a drinking party (a fact shamefully ignored by the organizers of modern symposia), and the party described in Plato's Symposium is one supposedly given in the year 416 BC by the playwright Agathon to celebrate his victory in the dramatic festival of the Lenaea. He has already given one party, the previous evening; this second party is for a select group of friends, and host and guests alike are feeling a little frail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect introduction to Plato

    • By B. Leddy on 02-19-12
    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 260 ratings

    Regular price: $15.39

    • The Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Republic" is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning justice, the order and character of the just, city-state, and the just man. It is Plato's best-known work, and has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In the book's dialogue, Socrates discusses the meaning of justice and whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man with various Athenians and foreigners. 

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    • Plato's Republic

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plato's The Republic is regarded as one of the most significant works in the history of literature. In it, Plato seeks to define justice - what it means to society, to politics, to humankind. He then hopes to draw a conclusion against mass justice and individual justice. He first defines justice via social classes, but then migrates to the idea that personal justice mirrors that of the organized, or governmental, justice. 

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    • The Apology of Socrates

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Apology" (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By The Baristas on 03-23-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Socratic Dialogues Early Period, Volume 2

    • Gorgias, Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus, Lesser Hippias, Greater Hippias
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, full cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 55
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    Here, in this second collection of Socratic Dialogues from Plato's Early Period, read by David Rintoul as Socrates with a full cast, are contrasting six works. Often, as with Gorgias, which opens the recording, Socrates combats the popular subjects of sophistry and rhetoric, in direct conversation with Gorgias (a leading sophist teacher), and with one of his pupils, Callicles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an excellent performance

    • By Christopher Powell on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $21.63

    • Plato's Meno

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dialogue between Socrates and Meno probes the subject of ethics. Can goodness be taught? If it can, then we should be able to find teachers capable of instructing others about what is good and bad, right and wrong, or just and unjust.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why Incomplete?

    • By Nelson Alexander on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Late Period, Volume 1

    • Timaeus, Critias, Sophist, Statesman, Philebus
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, David Timson, Peter Kenny, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These five very different Socratic Dialogues date from Plato's later period, when he was revisiting his early thoughts and conclusions and showing a willingness for revision. In Timaeus (mainly a monologue read by David Timson in the title role), Plato considers cosmology in terms of the nature and structure of the universe, the ever-changing physical world and the unchanging eternal world. And he proposes a demiurge as a benevolent creator God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly performed and antidote for what ails us

    • By Gary on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Allegory of the Cave

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Adriel Brandt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This simplistic and ingenious allegory from one of the fathers of Western philosophy casts light on society’s naiveté and ignorance.

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    • Allegory of the Cave

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed Customer

    • By JK on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $2.80

    • Plato's Symposium

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    The dramatic nature of Plato's dialogues is delightfully evident in Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon's house to celebrate the success of his first tragedy. With wit and insight, they all present their ideas about love - from Erixymachus' scientific naturalism to Aristophanes' comic fantasy. The unexpected arrival of Alcibiades breaks the spell cast by Diotima's ethereal climb up the staircase of love to beauty itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Aleksander on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Plato's Apology

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the most powerful and important people in the Greek world. The reason is that rich and famous politicians, priests, poets, and a host of others pretend to know what is good, true, holy, and beautiful, but when Socrates questions them, they are shown to be foolish rather than wise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! What a speech!

    • By Avery on 01-08-19

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Plato's Gorgias

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    Gorgias of Leontini, a famous teacher of rhetoric, has come to Athens to recruit students, promising to teach them how to become leaders in politics and business. A group has gathered at Callicles' house to hear Gorgias demonstrate the power of his art. This dialogue blends comic and serious discussion of the best life, providing a penetrating examination of ethics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great dialogue + good performance

    • By The Masked Reviewer on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Plato's Phaedrus

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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    Phaedrus lures Socrates outside the walls of Athens, where he seldom goes, by promising to share a new work by his friend and mentor, Lysias, a famous writer of speeches. This dialogue provides a powerful example of the dialectical writing that Plato uses to manifest ideas that are essential to human existence and to living a good life. Phaedrus shows how oral and written forms of language relate to each other and to philosophy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Plato's probably mots poetical dialogue.

    • By Stefan Balan on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Middle Period, Volume 3

    • The Republic
    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowlett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The Republic is perhaps the single most important, the most studied and the most quoted text of all of Plato's Socratic Dialogues. Through the medium of Socrates, Plato outlines his view and ideas concerning the ideal working of the city-state. Socrates narrates a conversation that took place the previous day with Cephalus, Glaucon, Thrasymachus and others. The dialogue is organised into 10 books and covers a broad range of topics, including the ideal community and the ideal rulers of the community.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shocking and Enlightening

    • By Daniel S Miller on 04-13-19

    Regular price: $25.90

    • The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 2

    • Phaedrus, Cratylus, Parmenides
    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Laurence Kennedy, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The remarkable range of Plato's Dialogues is vividly demonstrated by these three works. It opens with Phaedrus, a highly personal discussion between Socrates (David Rintoul) and the young, love-struck Phaedrus (Gunnar Cauthery). They go for a walk outside the walls of Athens and, under a plane tree by the banks of the Ilissus, talk about love - erotic and 'Platonic' love. Socrates endeavours to steer Phaedrus away from infatuation and show him that real love is based on concern for the beloved.

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    • Plato's Phaedo

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    Socrates is in prison, sentenced to die when the sun sets. In this final conversation, he asks what will become of him once he drinks the poison prescribed for his execution. Socrates and his friends examine several arguments designed to prove that the soul is immortal. This quest leads him to the broader topic of the nature of mind and its connection not only to human existence but also to the cosmos itself. What could be a better way to pass the time between now and the sunset?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $10.49

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