Plato's Political Philosophy: The Republic, the Statesman, and the Laws

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Ancient Philosophy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780631210610
StatePublished - May 8 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Conception of Forms, linked in the Phaedo, of choiceworthiness or goodness
  • Evidence of Socrates' views, coming directly from Plato's dialogues
  • Plato and the search for a political art, knowledge as using power for the ethical good
  • Plato's political philosophy, the Republic, the Statesman, and the Laws
  • Plato, using psychology, epistemology, political arguments as change in dialogues
  • Socrates and the question of a master knowledge, governing the good of the soul
  • Socrates, on the just as of being at peace with oneself, insofar as the soul being well-ordered
  • The Platonic teleological best, being that of a person's reason, as ordering the soul of another
  • The Statesman a ruling knowledge, and the nature of what such rule might be
  • The Statesman, the nature of political knowledge, as nature of the knowledge itself


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