Plato's Republic, Books Nine & Ten
The Philosophy Documentation
Center is pleased to offer dramatized, unabridged versions of philosophical
dialogues on audio CD from Agora Publications. The concluding books of
Plato's Republic reveal the entire dialogue in a new perspective.
In Book Nine the nature and goodness of the soul and its true relationship
to public life are considered. Socrates returns to Glaucon's earlier challenge
to justify the claim that a just life is superior to an unjust life. He
does that by showing the life of tyrants compared to a life devoted to
the love of wisdom. In Book Ten the role of poetry and the other arts
are examined and placed in the overall context of the best human life.
The dialogue concludes with the Myth of Er, a story about a warrior
who is killed in battle, travels to another world, and returns to tell
a wonderful tale about life and death. This dramatized version is an adaptation
of the Benjamin Jowett translation.
Agora Publications specializes in the production of dramatized
philosophical dialogues, which are published in both electronic and
print formats. The text of each dialogue is presented in a new
translation, helping to bring each work to life for students and
non-academic audiences. In the classroom, students have been "extremely
enthusiastic. They seemed to feel it was entirely contemporary." The
recordings have also been popular with non-academics wishing to explore
the basic questions in western philosophy. All of these dialogues are
available to individuals on CD, and institutional licensing of the
entire collection is available.
· ISBN 1-887250-24-7 · Published in 2001 ·
audio CD · 2.5 hours · $25
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