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Plato's Republic

Author: Simon Blackburn; Simon Vance; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2007.
Series: Books that changed the world (Tantor Media)
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived, and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375 BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city--and the perfect mind--laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. As Simon Blackburn writes, "It has probably sustained more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)156912561
Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Blackburn; Simon Vance; Tantor Media.
OCLC Number: 298714610
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
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Unabridged.
Duration: 4:13:05.
Performer(s): Read by Simon Vance.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 60632 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Books that changed the world (Tantor Media)
Other Titles: Republic
Responsibility: Simon Blackburn.

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Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived, and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375 BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city--and the perfect mind--laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. As Simon Blackburn writes, "It has probably sustained more commentary, and been subject to more radical and impassioned disagreement, than almost any other of the great founding texts of the modern world." In Plato's Republic, Simon Blackburn explains the judicial, moral, and political ideas in The Republic. Blackburn also examines The Republic's remarkable influence and unquestioned staying power, and shows why, from Saint Augustine to twentieth-century philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Henri Bergson, Western thought is still conditioned by this most important of books.

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