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Philosophy Existentialism

Plato's Laws

Force and Truth in Politics

edited by Gregory Recco & Eric Sanday

contributions by Robert D. Metcalf, Mark Munn, Mitchell Miller, David Roochnik, Patricia Fagan, John Russon, Francisco Gonzalez, Eric Salem, Sara Brill, Catherine H. Zuckert & Michael Zuckert

Publisher
Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2013
Category
Existentialism, Political
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780253001825
    Publish Date
    Feb 2013
    List Price
    $33.00

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

[T]he collection [is] interesting and thought provoking. In particular, it draws attention to sections of the dialogue that are easily overlooked and usefully highlights the role of contingent factors in Plato's political thought.

International Journal of the Platonic Tradition

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.

PhilPapers

The collection as a whole is characterized by a significant degree of cohesion . . . The contributors engage with one another's arguments, and there are frequent cross-references that help the reader follow the nuances of relevant scholarly debates.2/28/14

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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