The Republic (version 2)


Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.8 stars; 154 reviews)

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society (Summary by Wikipedia)

(12 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Book 1 - Part 1 44:08 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 1 - Part 2 34:23 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 2 - Part 1 40:39 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 2 - Part 2 32:04 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 3 - Part 1 33:52 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 3 - Part 2 52:47 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 4 - Part 1 35:47 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 4 - Part 2 39:47 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 5 - Part 1 37:07 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 5 - Part 2 25:23 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 5 - Part 3 24:51 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 6 - Part 1 37:53 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 6 - Part 2 37:30 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 7 - Part 1 36:11 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 7 - Part 2 35:22 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 8 - Part 1 39:24 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 8 - Part 2 30:27 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 9 - Part 1 26:02 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 9 - Part 2 30:40 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 10 - Part 1 39:06 Read by Bob Neufeld
Book 10 - Part 2 33:38 Read by Bob Neufeld

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The manner in which the book is read is exceptional and invigorating. The reader did a tremendous job at portraying the text with energy and enthusiasm. Recommended book and version!

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Bob neufeld is the most excellent reader. He brings Plato to life. as well as his other books he reads.

Superb reading, makes you feel a part of the conversation.

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So many things that could be commented on. History repeats itself, there is nothing new under the sun. i can see many ideas paralleled in many different influencial writings in different genera from political to theological. Some very good but not the whole of the truth, in absolutes, imitation, heavenly structure, virtues, many upright things "Almost Christian Discovered" (Matthew Mead). Some intellectually creepy, selective breeding, commonality of women and children, wiping the political slate clean (to start new, right), creepy as in the social engineering. Fun to find parallels in other writings, the good and bad, fun to see the truth of wisdom that so far b.c. thinking is the same on man, the ignorant (poor imitation and the "guardian" philosopher / upright truth seeker / origional respector. Makes me think of Plato, that how amazed he would have been to meet Christ Jesus, or even the apostle Paul who spoken to the Greeks and their zeal for unknown God. Like to be in that conversation. thankyou

Great listen!

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Excellent reading of the text. Very listenable. Thanks for your hard work!

Read exceptionally

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The gentleman's voice is soothing and his style of dialogue vivid, easy to follow and bealievable. Thanks.

excellent

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A great book for those interest in classical philosophy the reader does and excellent job. Top marks!