The Republic is an influential work of philosophy and political theory by the Greek philosopher Plato, written in approximately 360 BC.
Platos Republic by Plato: Book IV
Socrates discusses happiness
Platos Republic by Plato: Book IX
The companions discuss the tyranical man.
Platos Republic by Plato: Book VI
Socrates discusses whether philophers or nonphilosophers should run the city.
Platos Republic by Plato: Book V
Socrates discusses a perfect city.
Platos Republic by Plato: Book XI
The imortality of the soul is discussed.
Platos Republic by Plato: Book III
Socrates and Glaucon discuss the source of bravery
Annoying reader, but a great find.
I first read about half of this book several years ago and loved it. I always wanted to finish it. I've been getting into audiobooks lately, but I haven't seen an unabridged audiobook version. This podcast is an amazing find. The reader has an EXTREMELY annoying voice, but you start to get used to it after about 10 minutes. Considering the fact that this collection is both free and complete, it deserves a strong rating in spite of the irritating reading. Get about 10 minutes into it - after the intro is over and the philosophical dialog begins - and you may just start to like it. Plato used a really upbeat and colloquial way of writing his Socratic dialogs. After all, a dialog is a casual two-way conversation, and Plato writes the dialogs of Socrates in such a manner.
The truth will set us free!!! Greatly done!!!
Any that might of read and had a hard time getting through it should listen to this and then it would make our understanding of what knowledge is and with that it can only make ourselves better to each other. I appreciate this podcast only recommendation is to have different voices for each individual in this discussion .. lastly for those who didn’t understand why they didn’t follow the numerical book they did it to not confuse the listeners too much. as from this book it’s to gently take the image of a person that was in a cave unable to turn their head... keep trying and you will get the light :)
Stupid ads ruin this
Each time you attempt to listen to any section of this podcast there is first played an ad for some raunchy video game using the voice of a tough guy street hustler which completely shatters the listener's mood. I couldn't stand it and you wouldn't either! What are these folks thinking, drinking or smoking?