The Republic by Plato

Read aloud by G. R. F. Ferrari and Tom Griffith

The Republic By Plato. This edition is edited by G. R. F. Ferrari, translated by Tom Griffith and read aloud by Bruce Alexander.

The book is a central work of one of the Western world’s famous philosopher. An inquiry into morality, this work also contains arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy.

‘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.

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The Republic by Plato
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  • Release date2000
  • Full runtime4h 49m 19s
  • AuthorPlato
  • Read byBruce Alexander