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The transformation of Plato's Republic

Author: Kenneth Dorter
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kenneth Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis, traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also examines Plato's tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid distinctions for the sake of clarity, which are subsequently  Read more...
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Dorter, Kenneth, 1940-
Transformation of Plato's Republic.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)645585520
Named Person: Plato.; Plato; Platon.; Plato.; Platon / République.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Dorter
ISBN: 0739111876 9780739111871 0739111884 9780739111888
OCLC Number: 61458185
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Canadian Philosophical Association/ Broadview Press Prize in Ethics and Political Philosophy 2007; CHOICE Outstanding Title of 2006.
Description: x, 395 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Theories of justice (book 1) --
The origin of the city (book 2 to 376c) --
Education of the guardians (book 2.376c-book 3.412b) --
The rationally self-controlled city (book 3.412b-book 4) --
The three waves (book 5) --
The sun, line, and cave (books 6 and 7 to 519b) --
Philosopher-rulers (book 7 from 519b) --
Decline and fall (books 8 and 9 to 575d) --
The superiority of justice (book 9 from 575e) --
Art and death (book 10) --
The limits of the Timaeus.
Responsibility: Kenneth Dorter.
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Traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their  Read more...

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