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PLATO: Republic (The) (Abridged)


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PLATO: Republic (The) (Abridged)

One of the key works of world philosophy, Plato’s The Republic sets out to consider the principles behind an ideal city state. This is the first audio recording of Plato’s great classic in a new translation by the Greek scholar Tom Griffith.

Disc 1

  The Republic (Abridged)
1.   'I Went Down To Piraeus Yesterday With Glaucon' 00:04:22
2.   'With Pleasure, Cephalus' 00:03:54
3.   'What Would You Say Is The Greatest Benefit You Have Derived From Your Possession Of Great Wealth' 00:02:19
4.   Polemarchus 'Inherits The Discussion' On The Definition Of Justice 00:03:10
5.   'All Right Then. When People Are Unwell... ' - The Just Man 00:09:44
6.   Thrasymachus Takes Control Of The Argument 00:05:16
7.   Thrasymachus: 'Some Cities Are Tyrannies, Some Are Democracies And Others Aristocracies' 00:05:07
8.   Socrates: 'It's Neither Here Nor There, Polemarchus,' I Said 00:08:18
9.   Glaucon Puts The Argument For Injustice 00:03:58
10.   Socrates Defends Justice 00:07:16
11.   Glaucon: The Legend Of Gyges The Lydian 00:03:26
12.   Socrates: 'The Origin Of A City Lies... In That We Are Not, Any Of Us, Self - Sufficient' 00:07:09
13.   Socrates: 'In Which Case, Where Exactly Are Justice And Injustice To Be Found In It' 00:04:53
14.   The Origin Of War And The Need For Guardians - Soldiers 00:07:30

Disc 2

  The Republic (Abridged)
1.   Socrates: Which Of These People Are To Rule, And Which To Be Ruled' 00:06:03
2.   The Full Guardians And The Auxilaries, The Defenders Of The Rulers' Beliefs 00:00:43
3.   The Phoenician Story And The Training Of The Auxiliaries 00:09:21
4.   The Four Elements Of A City Which Is Wholly Good: Wisdom, Courage, Self - Discipline And Justice 00:00:58
5.   Wisdom 00:03:15
6.   Courage 00:00:42
7.   Self - Discipline 00:05:19
8.   Justice 00:03:12
9.   The Role Of The Classes In Society - The Skilled Worker Or Businessman; The Warriors; The Guardian, 00:03:40
10.   The Rational And The Spirited 00:06:04
11.   Socrates: 'Which Is More Profitable: Just Actions, Good Behaviour... Or Unjust Actions And Being Unju 00:03:11
12.   Adeimantus Raises The Question Of The Role Of Women In Society 00:09:41
13.   Socrates Continues The Discussion 00:04:49
14.   The Situation Of Children 00:03:50
15.   Socrates: 'The Greatest Good... And The Greatest Evil... In The Organisation Of Our City' 00:05:30
16.   On Campaign With The Children 00:05:54
17.   The Treatment Of The Enemy - Enslavement 00:05:55

Disc 3

  The Republic (Abridged)
1.   A Model Of Justice And A Model Of Injustice 00:03:21
2.   Socrates: 'There Is No End To Suffering... Unless Either Philosophers Become Kings... Or Kings... Becom 00:03:48
3.   The Training Of The Rulers 00:02:13
4.   Glaucon: 'Yes, He Said. 'It Is A Good Idea To Find That Out' 00:02:56
5.   Socrates: '... The Most Important Branch Of Study Is The Form Or Character Of The Good' 00:04:52
6.   The Faculty Of Sight 00:03:09
7.   Socrates: 'This Is What You Must Take Me To Mean By The Child Of The Good' 00:04:36
8.   The Ruler Of What Can Be Understood And The Ruler Of What Can Be Seen 00:07:07
9.   The Metaphor Of The Community In The Cave 00:09:03
10.   Returning To Everyday Life After The Contemplation Of The Divine 00:03:51
11.   'In Which Case, Glaucon, You Should Bear In Mind' 00:04:05
12.   The Agreed Characteristics Of The City 00:01:23
13.   The Four Regimes Of Rule: The Cretan Or Spartan (Honour - Loving - Timocracy), Oligarchy, Democracy, T 00:04:02
14.   Timocracy Or Timarchy 00:07:28
15.   I Imagine The Next Regime... Oligarchy 00:07:08

Disc 4

  The Republic (Abridged)
1.   Democracy 00:05:15
2.   '... That Leaves Us With The Task Of Describing... Tyranny' 00:08:21
3.   Socrates: 'What Prompts The Change From Champion To Tyrant' 00:09:41
4.   The Verdict: 'The Best... Is The One Who Is Most Kingly, The One Who Is King Over Himself' 00:01:27
5.   A Second Proof - The Three Parts Of The Soul: Pleasure, Desire, Rule 00:03:36
6.   'Here Are Three Men... ' 00:03:39
7.   Glaucon: 'Explain, please, Why Pleasure Is A Shadow - Picture' 00:03:12
8.   Socrates: ' Do You Know What Sort Of Thing These Pleasures And Pains Are Then' 00:06:20
9.   Socrates: 'A Great Prize Is At Stake, Glaucon... For Being Good Rather Than Bad' 00:03:48
10.   The Tale Of Er, The Son Of Armenius 00:05:05
11.   A New Journey To The Light - And Eight Whorls 00:04:12
12.   '..When They Arrived They Had To Go Immediately Before Lachesis' 00:02:21
13.   Choice: The Middle Way 00:04:35
14.   'This Choice Of Lives Among The Various Souls... ' 00:04:08
15.   Socrates: 'Practise Justice With Wisdom' 00:01:20

Total Playing Time: 04:50:31


Alexander, Bruce

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Philosophy

Catalogue No: NA419512

Barcode: 9789626341957

Physical Release: 04/2001

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