This ancient classic, whose messages are so often cited, and whose timeless phrases have entered into our English lexicon, is amazingly current. So many modern profound philosophical insights and conundrums are thus shown to be timeless, even when the utopia's "resolutions" appear simplistic, even immoral.
Couldn't really get into this one. Not to say its not good. Just not for me.
Yet another example of actors bringing the question-answer method of Plato's teaching to life for the average listener. Much more engaging and easier to digest as an audio program than in text form.
Very Good and entertaining,It kept my interest throughout.
Better have your intelectual chin strap on. This book is not one you can listen to and do anything else. It requires major concentration, at least it did for me. I got lost in who was saying what a little, that didn't help, but it is DEEP! I know this is a classic, and understand how it would be, but this is more test book than commute reading!
Timeless ideas that are as reveleant today as they were in ancient times. I should have read this book many years ago in school when the teachers recommended it.
I thought that this was a very good piece. There is a part where he talks of a democracy turning into a tyrany sounding very much like modern day America.
A good listen. Sometimes it can get a little obnoxious, and it's easy to lose focus with the content, but in the end worth it. If you just want an overview of the Republic, buy the book and skim it over a weekend. It's not that thick of a read.
Catalin Partenie is co-editor of Plato's Complete Works in Romanian (2001-2005).