Allegory of the Cave

  • by Plato
  • Narrated by Deaver Brown
  • 0 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Plato's Allegory of the Cave is what many believe to be the foundation of Western Philosophy. It addresses what is visible and invisible, seen and observed versus intuited and imagined, and what is public versus private and just versus unjust. It also concerns the meaning and importance of education, the state of the soul, the conflict between truth and beauty, animal urges versus higher aspirations, knowledge versus ignorance, and on and on. With this audiobook, you will hear the original Allegory of the Cave and much more in less than 60 minutes. To improve your understanding of Plato's allegory, we have included original commentary surrounding this subject. This information is intended to give you a fuller understanding of the allegory.
Fewer people than you may think have read or even heard of the Allegory of the Cave. Fewer still have read or heard of Plato's The Republic. If you're seeking to boost your performance in school, or if you're just curious, this audio program will put you ahead of the class!
This product is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thoughts series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects, with time to re-listen to the original works. It's easy to find what you are looking for, because the tracks are organized by subject. For example, many people in book clubs discuss the subject after each track. This also works well for teachers, especially as the track lengths are relatively short.


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Customer Reviews

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Not recommended, but very accurate translation.

the problem with this audiobook was that the explanation of the allegory by the narrator was restricted to his views and was oversimplified; i understand that not everybody can easily see through a deep philosophic analysis but with a cheap substitute the text itself loses the meaning. It would be much better without any introduction but then the price would not be justified.
The translation was very good(I have read the ancient text my self).
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- Nicky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2007
  • Publisher: Simply Media