Plato in 90 Minutes
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Author: Paul Strathern
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Length: 2 hours (Unabridged)
Format: Encoded Windows Media
Only Available in the US and Canada
© 2006 Blackstone Audio Inc
In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy
named Aristocles decided to forgo his ambitions as a wrestler. Adopting the nickname Plato, he embarked instead on a
life in philosophy. In 387 B.C. he founded the Academy, the worlds first university, and taught his students that
all we see is not reality but merely a reproduction of the true source. And in his famous Republic, he described
the politics of the highest form of state.
Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College,
Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he has written books
on history, philosophy, and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in numerous publications,
including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. He lives and writes in London.
Earphones Awards recipient Robert Whitfield was born in England and
worked for the BBC for ten years as a radio news announcer and also worked as a narrator for the Royal National
Institute for the Blind in London. In addition to narrating for Blackstone Audiobooks, he involves himself in
numerous stage-acting projects in the United States and Europe.
Newsletter About Us Privacy Statement Contact Us
beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion
is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt
in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
"Seek and 'ye shall find,
knock and the door will be opened, ask and it shall be given
"The true understanding of
both the Creator and the creation is considered to be the
transcendental or metaphysical knowledge."
"For every action there is
an equal and opposite reaction."