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Athens Victorious: Democracy in Plato's "Republic"

Athens Victorious: Democracy in Plato's "Republic" (Hardback)

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Athens Victorious examines the notion of freedom in Plato's Republic, the proper understanding of which the author argues is essential for understanding the dialogue's ultimate political message. A close, thorough, and innovative analysis of the section of the dialogue in which various constitutional options are discussed leads to the surprising conclusion that the dialogue is advocating democracy, not some kind of totalitarian state.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: Ancient, to c 500 Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 01/12/2007 ISBN-13: 9780739123263  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Greg Recco is tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis.

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