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Philosophy 101 & 102 Reading List - East Central: Plato

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Apology, Crito, The Republic



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Apology (Translator: Unknown)

Apology (Translator: Benjamin Jowlett)

Crito (Translator: Unknown)

Crito (Translator: Benjamin Jowett)

‚ÄčThe Republic (Translator: Benjamin Jowett) 

The Republic (Translator: Tom Butler Bowdon)

The Republic (Translator: Raymond Larson)

ebrary has thousands of books that support scholarly inquiry on Plato's Apology, Crito and The Republic. Listed below are a handful of digital texts that can be downloaded. For a more comprehensive list, please visit ebrary.

Plato's Republic: A Study by Stanley Rosen

Plato's Republic: The Good Society and the Deformation of Desire by Martha Nussbaum

Critical Notes on Plato's Politeia by Gerard Boter

Development of Plato's Political Theory by George Klosko

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Audio Archive Listen to a reading of the Republic, or view 237 other texts and movies that explore The Republic

Films on Demand Access 17 educational films that will help support your understanding of Plato and his works

YouTube Find a variety of information on Plato and The Republic including Yale open courses, audio readings, and critical examinations