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The Classical Greek philosopher Plato was instrumental to the development of Western philosophy and science. Plato was born to an aristocratic family and was well-educated. He founded the Academy, one of the first institutions of higher learning, around 385 BC. Plato was highly influenced by his teacher, Socrates. Socrates was condemned to death after being accused of corrupting his young followers. After Socrates' death, Plato recorded several dialogues detailing what he remembered from Socrates' teachings and interactions with others. Almost everything known about Socrates comes from Plato's dialogues. Plato's writings have been revised and interpreted by a variety of publishers.

To learn more about Plato's and Socrates' ideas of justice and political theory, listen to The Republic, available as a full cast dramatization an audio download.

You can listen to The Symposium to find out Plato's thoughts on the nature and purpose of love. The Symposium details these notions as a series of speeches given by men attending a symposium, including Socrates, and is available on audio download.

You can also learn about the trial that led to Socrates' death in Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo, available on audio download. These dialogues describe the trial, Socrates' defense, his imprisonment, and his execution.

For our ultimate guide to Socrates and Plato check out our article: Plato Out Loud.

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As Jowett relates in his brilliant introduction, 95% of Plato's writing is certain and his reputation rests soundly on this foundation. The Alcibiades 1 appears to be a short work by Plato with only two characters: Socrates and Alcibiades.

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Socrates's final defence and statements before and as he is condemned to death, written by Plato.

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One of the most famous works of western civilization, The Apology is Plato's account of the trial of Socrates.

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The Apology of Socrates is one of the earliest existing documents of Greek philosophy - everything earlier was lost and is known only through quoted fragments in later works, like those of Plato himself.

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Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial for "corrupting the youth" is a classic summation of his teacher's life and mission, centered in Socrates' most famous line, "The unexamined life is not worth living."

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Charmides (????????) discusses the virtue of temperance.

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Classics of Western Philosophy is a collection of major philosophical works of the Western World. This chronological anthology features key excerpts from ancient, medieval, & modern philosophers.

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Classics of Western Philosophy: Volume 3 is an audio collection of essential works from across the wide spectrum of western thought.

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Cratylus discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the object named and may have originated from God.

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This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life.

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