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The Republic : Plato's utopia

Author: Jan AlbertDale MinorDonald SutherlandDiscovery Networks.Cronkite Ward Company.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Series: Great books (Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Albert; Dale Minor; Donald Sutherland; Discovery Networks.; Cronkite Ward Company.; Center for the Book.; Discovery Communications, Inc.; Discovery Channel University.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 55612533
Notes: "Produced in cooperation with The Center for the Book, Library of Congress."
DVD release of the 1996 production by Discovery Communications, Inc.
"Discovery Channel University"--Container.
Credits: Producer, Jan Albert; writers, Jan Albert and Dale Minor.
Performer(s): Narrator, Donald Sutherland.
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Great books (Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm))
Responsibility: a presentation of Discovery Networks in association with Cronkite Ward.

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"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container.

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