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The Resource Plato's Republic, a presentation of Discovery Communications, Inc, (videorecording)

Plato's Republic, a presentation of Discovery Communications, Inc, (videorecording)

Label
Plato's Republic
Title
Plato's Republic
Statement of responsibility
a presentation of Discovery Communications, Inc
Title variation
Great books
Title variation remainder
Plato's Republic
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Plato's Republic has intrigued, provoked, appalled and inspired readers since he wrote it in Athens 2,400 years ago. Plato has been called the father of philosophy, the first feminist, a revolutionary and the original idealist. His concepts of psychology, logic and politics are dramatized with scenes from The Republic, including the Allegory of the Cave, and explained by scholars and experts
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Intended audience: Grades 9-12
Language note
Closed captioned
LC call number
JC71.P6 N87 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Discovery Communications, Inc
  • Discovery Channel School (Firm)
  • Discovery Networks
Runtime
50
Series statement
Great books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • Political science ?v Early works to 1800
  • Utopias
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
Plato's Republic, a presentation of Discovery Communications, Inc, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1996 as an episode of Assignment Discovery, a Discovery Channel television program
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Part 1, Overview: An introduction to Plato's Republic and the ideas the philosopher explores in his book. The Republic opens with debate over what makes a good person and a just society. -- Part 2, A Philosopher's Discourse: Plato expands upon the ideas put forth by his teacher, Socrates. At a dinner party, Socrates becomes an unwelcome guest with his discourse on justice and society. -- Part 3, Living in the Cave: Examines Plato's theory of forms, his ideas on censorship, and the costs of creating a perfect society. Provides a look at one of Plato's most famous allegories, the cave. -- Part 4, The Academy Lives On: A look at how the works of Socrates, Plato, and students of Plato's Academy, including Aristotle, survived the Dark Ages and how these works continue to impact the world
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (50 min.)
Isbn
9781595276087
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Plato's Republic, a presentation of Discovery Communications, Inc, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1996 as an episode of Assignment Discovery, a Discovery Channel television program
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Part 1, Overview: An introduction to Plato's Republic and the ideas the philosopher explores in his book. The Republic opens with debate over what makes a good person and a just society. -- Part 2, A Philosopher's Discourse: Plato expands upon the ideas put forth by his teacher, Socrates. At a dinner party, Socrates becomes an unwelcome guest with his discourse on justice and society. -- Part 3, Living in the Cave: Examines Plato's theory of forms, his ideas on censorship, and the costs of creating a perfect society. Provides a look at one of Plato's most famous allegories, the cave. -- Part 4, The Academy Lives On: A look at how the works of Socrates, Plato, and students of Plato's Academy, including Aristotle, survived the Dark Ages and how these works continue to impact the world
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (50 min.)
Isbn
9781595276087
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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