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Author Blitz, Mark

Title Plato's political philosophy / Mark Blitz

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
 PC  JC71.P62 B55 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  JC71.P62 B55 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  JC71.P62 B55 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  JC71.P62 B55 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 326 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The world of the dialogues -- Virtue -- Virtue and politics: the laws -- The roots of philosophy -- Beauty and nobility -- Philosophy and politics: the Republic -- Pleasure and the soul -- Knowledge and illusion -- Knowledge and politics: the Statesmen
Note "Focusing on three of Plato's dialogues -- The Laws, The Republic, and The Statesman -- the author lays out the philosopher's principal interests in government and the strength and limit of the law, the connection between law and piety, the importance of founding, and the status and limits of political knowledge. He examines all of Plato's discussions of politics and virtues, comments on specific dialogues, and discusses the philosopher's explorations of beauty, pleasure, good, and the relations between politics and reason. Throughout, he reinforces Plato's emphasis on clear and rigorous reasoning in ethics and political life and explains in straightforward language the valuable lessons one can draw from examining Plato's writings. The only introduction to Plato that both gathers his separate discussions of politically relevant topics and pays close attention to the context and structure of his dialogues, this volume directly contrasts the modern view of politics with that of the ancient master."--Publisher
LC subject Plato -- Political and social views
ISBN 9780801897641 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0801897645 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780801897658 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801897653 (pbk. : alk. paper)