The Development of Plato's Political Theory / Edition 2

The Development of Plato's Political Theory / Edition 2

by George Klosko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199279950

ISBN-13: 9780199279951

Pub. Date: 02/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Like the first edition, this edition of
The Development of Plato's Political Theory provides a clear, scholarly account of Plato's political theory in the context of the social and political events of his time. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account scholarly developments during the last twenty years.  See more details below

Overview

Like the first edition, this edition of
The Development of Plato's Political Theory provides a clear, scholarly account of Plato's political theory in the context of the social and political events of his time. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account scholarly developments during the last twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199279951
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Note on Sources and Substantiation     xv
Texts and Translations     xvii
List of Abbreviations     xviii
Plato and Greek Politics     1
Nature and Convention     2
Political Developments     5
Plato and Greek Politics     11
Plato's Corpus     14
The Political Theory of Plato's Socrates
Socrates' Mission     33
Socrates' Defence     34
The Socratic Ideal     38
The Socratic Method     43
Socratic Politics     46
The Socratic Paradoxes     47
Socratic Politics     53
The Limits of Persuasion     56
The Moral Psychology of the Middle Dialogues
The Tripartite Soul     69
The Tripartite Soul     71
Direct and Normative Rule     77
The Virtues of Correct Opinion     82
The Ascent to the Philosopher     87
The Theory of Forms     87
Sun, Divided Line, and Cave     92
The Doctrine of Eros     98
Moulding Souls     105
The Tyranny of Appetite     107
The Control of Appetite     109
Moulding Souls     111
The Benefits of Justice     116
Platonic Politics
Education and Moral Reform     123
Education in the Arts     124
Physical Training     133
The Ideal-State     138
Radical Reform     138
The Ideal State     142
Community of Property     145
Equality of Women and Community of the Family     148
A Racist State?     156
Plato and Individual Freedom     161
Philosophic Rule     170
Philosophic Wisdom     170
Philosophic Rule     176
Implementing the Ideal State     183
Plato's Later Political Theory
Plato's Later Political Theory     195
Plato and Syracuse     196
The Statesman     200
The Ideal Ruler     203
Actual States     210
The 'Second-Best' State     217
Moral Psychology in the Laws     219
Education in the Laws     221
Societal Arrangements     225
Government     231
Political Principles     238
The Mixed Constitution     238
Equality and Freedom in Magnesia     241
The Rule of Law      246
The Nocturnal Council     252
Implementing the 'Second-Best' State     259
Afterword     263
Bibliography     265
Further Reading     275
Glossary of Greek Words     279
Index     280

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