The Mind of Plato
- Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
- Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 20-10-00
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
In this concise analysis, eminent Plato scholar A. E. Taylor examines the philosopher's theory of knowledge and doctrine of ideas; the ideal of the philosopher-king; the social system advocated in Republic; judgments on democracy; and belief in the immortality of the soul.
Also considered: Plato's relationship with his master, Socrates; contribution to the idea of university education; attack on art; abstention from public life; anticipation of Copernicus. Taylor also mentions historical misunderstandings of the one he deems the most original and influential of all philosophers.
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By Patrick Trompiz on 15-02-16
Eloquent n remarkably deep for short book. Encouraged me to seek out other classicists of bygone era.
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By Dennis Looman on 20-05-10
I've listened to many books on ancient history for hours and hours on end but I cannot listen this accent any longer. The information seemed good but the nasally boring monotonous sound of this guy's voice did me in.
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