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Plato's Laws : force and truth in politics

Author: Gregory Recco; Eric Sanday
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2013.
Series: Studies in Continental thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Platon (0427?-0348? av. J.-C.).; Platon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Recco; Eric Sanday
ISBN: 9780253001788 0253001781 9780253001825 025300182X 9780253001887 0253001889
OCLC Number: 740630836
Description: 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Synopses. Reading the Laws as a whole horizon, vision, and structure / Mitchell Miller ; "Epwc and the laws in historical context / Mark Munn. --
Readings. The long and winding road: impediments to inquiry in book 1 of the Laws / Eric Salem ; Education in Plato's laws / John Russon ; On beginning after the beginning / John Sallis ; It is difficult for a city with good laws to come into existence: on book 4 / Michael P. Zuckert ; "He saw the cities and he knew the minds of many men": Landscape and character in the Odyssey and the Laws / Patricia Fagan ; On the human and the divine: reading the prelude in Plato's Laws 5 / Robert Metcalf ; Being true to equality: human allotment and the judgement of Zeus / Gregory Recco ; The "Serious play" of book 7 of Plato's Laws / David Roochnik ; No country for young men: Eros as outlaw in Plato's Laws / Francisco J. Gonzalez ; On the implications of human mortality: legislation, education, and philosophy in book 9 of Plato's Laws / Catherine Zuckert ; "A soul superlatively natural": psychic excess in Laws 10 / Sara Brill ; Property and impiety in Plato's Laws: books 11 and 12 / Eric Sanday.
Series Title: Studies in Continental thought.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday.

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