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Plato and the city : a new introduction to Plato's political thought

Author: Jean-François Pradeau; Haneth Lloyd
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plato and the City is a general introduction to Plato's political thought. It covers the main periods of Platonic thought, examining those dialogues that best show how Plato makes the city's unity  Read more...

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Named Person: Platon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-François Pradeau; Haneth Lloyd
ISBN: 0859896536 9780859896535 0859896544 9780859896542
OCLC Number: 925751698
Description: 181 s
Contents: Translator's NoteForeword by Christopher GillAuthor's NoteIntroduction1. 'I am no politician' (Socrates)Socrates against his cityThe wrecking of the Athenian maritime empire: the 'Menexenus' 14Political competence2. The political psychology of the 'Republic'The great soul that is the cityServing the cityPolitical science (and politics)3. Producing the city: the 'Statesman'The conditions necessary for political techniqueThe object of politicsPolitical demiurgyLaws and ways of life4. The life of the city: the 'Timaeus-Critias'The world of the cityThe political living being5. The city, a world of politics: the 'Laws'The laws of the constitutionThe constitution of the cityThe order of the worldConclusionBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Jean-François Pradeau ; translated by Janet LLoyd ; with a foreword by Christopher Gill.

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A useful introduction for students. * Oxbow Book News 5, Spring 2003 * Although discernibly radical in its approach, it is an accessible volume designed for students and general readers: Pradeau Read more...

 
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