The Republic


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(4.2 stars; 112 reviews)

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and arguably Plato's best known work. In it, Socrates and various other Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and whether the just man is happier than the unjust man by constructing an imaginary city ruled by philosopher-kings. The dialogue also discusses the nature of the philosopher, Plato's Theory of Forms, the conflict between philosophy and poetry, and the immortality of the soul. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(13 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Introduction pt 1 19:11 Read by ontheroad
Introduction pt 2 22:19 Read by ontheroad
Bk 1 pt 1 19:33 Read by mb
Bk 1 pt 2 21:18 Read by mb
Bk 1 pt 3 23:54 Read by mb
Bk 1 pt 4 23:03 Read by mb
Bk 2 pt 1 31:40 Read by mb
Bk 2 pt 2 14:25 Read by Varra Unreal
Bk 2 pt 3 11:25 Read by Jim Allman
Bk 2 pt 4 16:22 Read by Jim Allman
Bk 3 pt 1 15:34 Read by Jim Allman
Bk 3 pt 2 20:00 Read by Jim Allman
Bk 3 pt 3 19:19 Read by Jim Allman
Bk 3 pt 4 21:27 Read by Jim Allman
Bk 4 pt 1 17:48 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 4 pt 2 20:09 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 4 pt 3 19:21 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 4 pt 4 21:19 Read by B. G. Oxford
Bk 5 pt 1 18:04 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 5 pt 2 17:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 5 pt 3 18:17 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 5 pt 4 21:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Bk 6 pt 1 16:45 Read by James Wadsworth
Bk 6 pt 2 22:18 Read by Philippa
Bk 6 pt 3 22:02 Read by Philippa
Bk 6 pt 4 20:17 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 7 pt 1 18:15 Read by Leni
Bk 7 pt 2 15:06 Read by Leni
Bk 7 pt 3 22:17 Read by Leni
Bk 7 pt 4 20:30 Read by Leni
Bk 8 pt 1 18:14 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 8 pt 2 18:07 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 8 pt 3 17:53 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 8 pt 4 15:08 Read by Anna Simon
Bk 9 pt 1 19:26 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Bk 9 pt 2 17:41 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Bk 9 pt 3 19:53 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Bk 10 pt 1 20:10 Read by Jc Guan
Bk 10 pt 2 23:08 Read by Jc Guan
Bk 10 pt 3 13:37 Read by don
Bk 10 pt 4 19:14 Read by Preston McConkie

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

This book is a gift to the listner. At times I was a challenge to catch the reading style but well worth the effort. if it had not been for the Liber vox recording this great book would still be on my to read list. The author opened my mind to understand my philosophical nature and the influence his thinking has on New Testament doctrine. I am better for having endured to the end of this great literary work. Keep Going

Truly great part of the Western tradition

(4.5 stars)

Still of enormous value after all these centuries. The content is five star. The reading and translation three and four.

Fantastic Book.

(4 stars)

I wish it was read by only one person though. It was hit or miss for readers, but most of them were good.

ok I suppose

(3.5 stars)

The text is interesting and worth a listen, but some speakers are more intelligible than others.

book 2 part 2 is very hard to understand

(1.5 stars)

The first portion of the book was read adequately, but unfortunately I had a lot of trouble understanding the reader at the start of book 2 part 2 and had to look for another version.

The reader on book two part two should not be reading English.

(3.5 stars)

Book two part two reader is slow and has a strong non-English accent that makes it hard to follow. Please find someone else to fix this as others are having a hard time as well.

(4.5 stars)

Very Inspirational book. Interesting analysis of virtue and how to live. With the added (and extremely perceptive) critique of the pro.'s and con's of the various ways of organising a society.

Must Read

(5 stars)

This work is full of wisdom and understanding. It is a great work expounding on human nature, society and government that remains reagent to this day.