The Philosophy Documentation Center is pleased to offer dramatized, unabridged versions of philosophical dialogues on audio CD from Agora Publications. The dramatic nature of Plato’s dialogues is delightfully evident in the Symposium. The marriage between character and thought bursts forth as the guests gather at Agathon’s house to celebrate the success of his first tragedy. With wit and insight, they each present their ideas about love—from Erixymachus’s scientific naturalism to Aristophanes’ comic fantasy. The unexpected arrival of Alcibiades breaks the spell cast by Diotima’s ethereal climb up the staircase of love to beauty itself. Ecstasy and intoxication clash as Plato concludes with one of his most skillful displays of dialectic.
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 1-887250-29-8 · Published July 2003 · audio CD · 2.5 hours · $25
· ISBN 1-887250-28-X · Published July 2003 · paperback · 51 pages · $12.50
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