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Greek political theory : Plato and his predecessors

Author: Ernest Barker, Sir
Publisher: London : Methuen ; New York : Barnes & Noble, [1960]
Series: University paperbacks, UP-3.
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Barker, Ernest, Sir, 1874-1960.
Greek political theory.
London, Methuen; New York, Barnes & Noble [1960]
(OCoLC)551374083
Named Person: Plato.; Platon.; Plato; Platon.; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Barker, Sir
OCLC Number: 497433
Description: 468 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: I: The Greek theory of the state --
II : The Greek state --
The general characteristics of Greek state --
City states and tribal states --
The Greek state and slavery --
The Greek state and representative institutions --
The Greek sate and education --
III: Political thought before the sophists --
From Homer to Solon --
Pythagoreans and Ionians --
The transition from the physicists to the humanists --
IV: The political theory of the sophists --
The rise of ethical and political speculation --
The general characteristics of the sophists --
Protagoras and the earlier sophists --
The antithesis of nature and law --
The sophist antiphon --
Plato's account of sophistic theories --
General iconoclasm --
Pamphleteers and Utopians --
Appendix.-Two fragments from the treatise of the sophist antiphon 'on truth' --
V: Socrates and the minor Socratics --
The life of Socrates --
The method and doctrine of Socrates --
The death of Socrates --
Xenophon --
Isocrates --
The cynics and cyrenaics --
VI: Plato and the platonic dialogue --
The life of Plato --
The method of Plato's dialogues --
VII: The earlier dialogues of Plato --
1. The Apology and the Crito --
2. The Charmides, Euthydemus, and Laches --
3. The Meno, Protagoras, and Gorgias VIII: The republic and its theory of justice --
The plan and motives of the Republic --
The Prima Facie theories of justice: --
1. The theory of Cephalus: Traditionalism --
2. The theory of Thrasymachus: Radicalism --
3. The theory of Glaucon: Pragmatism --
The construction of the ideal state --
1. The economic factor in the state --
2. The military factor in the state --
3. The philosophic factor in the state --
The classes of the platonic state --
Platonic justice --
IX: The republic and its theory of education --
The place of education in Plato's state --
Greek methods of education --
The philosophic basis of Plato's theory of education --
The training of the guardians or auxiliaries: --
1. The place of gymnastics in education --
2. The place of music in education --
The higher studies of the perfect guardians --
The life of contemplation and the life of action --
The government of the ideal state --
X: The republic and its theory of communism --
Community of property --
Community of wives --
The general theory of communism in the Republic --
XI: Plato and the states of Greece --
the Republic as an ideal --
The judgement of actual states in the light of the ideal --
The first corruption-timocracy --
The second corruption-oligarchy --
The third corruption-democracy --
The last corruption-tyranny --
The final verdict on justice and injustice --
Plato and Panhellenism --
Note.-The Timaeus and the Critias XII: The Politicus --
The definition of the statesman or absolute ruler --
The myth of the Politicus --
The final definition of the statesman or absolute ruler --
Absolutism justified by the argument of social harmony --
Absolutism modified by the idea of the rule of law --
The platonic classification of states --
XIII: The laws and its general theory of the state --
The genesis and character of the Laws --
Self-control as the principles of the Laws --
Peace and war --
The nature of law --
The lesson of history --
XIV: The system of social relations in the Laws --
Geography and population --
The treatment of property in the Laws --
The system of economics in the state of the Laws --
The treatment of marriage and the family in the Laws --
XV: The system of government in the Laws --
The provisions for the beginning of the state --
The permanent institutions of the state --
The general character of the government in the Laws --
The change of tone in the twelfth book of the Laws --
XVI: The Laws and its theory of law --
Plato's view of crime and punishment --
Religion and religious persecution --
XVII The theory of education in the Laws --
Prolegomena to the theory of education --
The state control of education --
Primary education in the Laws --
Secondary education in the Laws --
Note.-The debt of Aristotle to the Laws --
Appendix --
The later history of Plato's political theory --
1. The Middle Ages --
2. The Renaissance --
Sir Thomas More --
3. The modern world-Rousseau, Hegel, Comte.
Series Title: University paperbacks, UP-3.
Responsibility: by Sir Ernest Barker.

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