Plato's Laws: Force and Truth in Politics

Voorkant
Gregory Recco, Eric Sanday
Indiana University Press, 2013 - 248 pagina's

Readers of Plato have often neglected the Laws because of its length and density. In this set of interpretive essays, notable scholars of the Laws from the fields of classics, history, philosophy, and political science offer a collective close reading of the dialogue "book by book" and reflect on the work as a whole. In their introduction, editors Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday explore the connections among the essays and the dramatic and productive exchanges between the contributors. This volume fills a major gap in studies on Plato's dialogues by addressing the cultural and historical context of the Laws and highlighting their importance to contemporary scholarship.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
Horizon Vision and Structure
11
2 Eρως and the Laws in Historical Context
31
Impediments to Inquiry in Book 1 of the Laws
48
4 Education in Platos Laws
60
5 On Beginning after the Beginning
75
On Book 4
86
Landscape and Character in the Odyssey and the Laws
105
10 The Serious Play of Book 7 of Platos Laws
144
Eros as Outlaw in Platos Laws
154
Legislation Education and Philosophy in Book 9 of Platos Laws
169
Psychic Excess in Laws 10
189
Books 11 and 12
215
Bibliography
237
Contributors
245
Index
247

Reading the Prelude in Platos Laws 5
118
Human Allotment and the Judgment of Zeus
133

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Over de auteur (2013)

Gregory Recco is a tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis.

Eric Sanday is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky.

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