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The audiobook is beautifully narrated by Bruce Alexander and respects the original ancient Greek version. Plato himself would have been happy by this interpretation.
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What is the nature of human beings? of things which transcend the human condition? Plato's Republic is necessary for anyone who wishes to think well, to understand well. Contemplating this book over time will help simplify and clarify the way you understand the world. This book is good for anyone with a thoughtful and inquisitive nature. Even the thoughtful subjectivist is bound to consider the eternal and transcending nature of truth, to reconsider the limitations of truth in the physical world. What is Justice? What is the Good? What is the nature of humans...what is the one thing that sets us apprt from animals? Are all men equal? What is the difference between laborers and rulers? What is the Good Life? This classical text calls up intriguing questions thinkers wonder at every day. Excellent for those who wish to rule or think well...executives, government officials, students. Sheds light on the foundation of Western thought and civilization.
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This is my favourite audio book by far! I was once told 'there isn't anything we do today that hasn't already been done thousands of years ago' so learn your history well...and the Republic lays out with such simplicity all that drives human behaviour. It?s a real pleasure and joy to listen to - wonderfully narrated and captivating. It takes you along a journey of questioning that makes you wonder how we so easily forget the wisdom of the past. An audio book I can honestly say is worth listening to over and over again ? definitely a keeper!
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This is pure pleasure, effortless, engaging, ennobling? enjoyment amongst the ennui of everyday urban existence. Life is as simple as it is broken down and reconstructed by Socrates ? conjecture, belief, opinion, understanding, knowledge. A city built up from its essentials and the just identified and separated out into its component parts?Wisdom dissected, Justice catalogued in a step by step way that sits us at the philosopher?s feet in the sunny, shady grove overlooking the ancient city.
Its on the A level syllabus, by the way??but for those, like me, who are looking to support a young philosopher on his first steps to qualification, what a wonderful way to revisit an old friend ? a real pleasure. Take the time, Socrates is a more steady guide than today?s hyped up gurus.
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