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Title Plato's Laws : force and truth in politics / edited by Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (pages)
Series Studies in Continental thought
Studies in Continental thought.
Contents Synopses. Reading the Laws as a whole horizon, vision, and structure / Mitchell Miller -- [Eros] and the laws in historical context / Mark Munn. -- Readings. The long and winding road: impediments to inquiry in book 1 of the Laws / Eric Salem -- Education in Plato's laws / John Russon -- On beginning after the beginning / John Sallis -- It is difficult for a city with good laws to come into existence: on book 4 / Michael P. Zuckert -- "He saw the cities and he knew the minds of many men": Landscape and character in the Odyssey and the Laws / Patricia Fagan -- On the human and the divine: reading the prelude in Plato's Laws 5 / Robert Metcalf -- Being true to equality: human allotment and the judgement of Zeus / Gregory Recco -- The "Serious play" of book 7 of Plato's Laws / David Roochnik -- No country for young men: Eros as outlaw in Plato's Laws / Francisco J. Gonzalez -- On the implications of human mortality: legislation, education, and philosophy in book 9 of Plato's Laws / Catherine Zuckert -- "A soul superlatively natural": psychic excess in Laws 10 / Sara Brill -- Property and impiety in Plato's Laws: books 11 and 12 / Eric Sanday
Summary "Readers of Plato have often neglected the Laws because of its length and density. In this set of interpretive essays, notable scholars of the Laws from the fields of classics, history, philosophy, and political science offer a collective close reading of the dialogue "book by book" and reflect on the work as a whole. In their introduction, editors Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday explore the connections among the essays and the dramatic and productive exchanges between the contributors. This volume fills a major gap in studies on Plato's dialogues by addressing the cultural and historical context of the Laws and highlighting their importance to contemporary scholarship."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Plato. Laws.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Recco, Gregory.
Sanday, Eric.
LC no. 2012019903
ISBN 0253001889 (electronic bk.)
9780253001887 (electronic bk.)