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Description: Plato is the best known and most widely studied of all the ancient Greek philosophers. Malcolm Schofield, a leading scholar of ancient philosophy, offers a lucid and accessible guide to Plato's political thought, enormously influential and much discussed in the modern world as well as the ancient. Schofield discusses Plato's ideas on education, democracy and its shortcomings, the role of knowledge in government, utopia and the idea of community, money and its grip on the psyche, and ideological uses of religion.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|The Republic: Contexts and Projects|
|Some Dubious Platonic Autobiography|
|Socrates: Engagement and Detachment|
|The Projects of the Republic|
|Education, Sparta and the Politeia Tradition|
|Athens, Democracy and Freedom|
|Democracy and Rhetoric|
|The Laws on Democracy and Freedom|
|From Polarity to Complexity|
|Democracy, Equality and Freedom|
|Democracy and Pluralism|
|Democracy and Anarchy|
|Democracy and Knowledge|
|The Rule of Knowledge|
|Philosophy or Political Expertise?|
|Mill and Jowett on Plato|
|Architectonic Knowledge Revisited|
|The Limitations of Management|
|A Question of Seriousness|
|A Future for Utopianism|
|Plato's Utopian Realism|
|The Idea of Community|
|Epilogue: The Question of Fantasy|
|Money and the Soul|
|The Ethics and Politics of Money|
|The Analogy of City and Soul|
|The Psychology of Money|
|Greed, Power and Injustice|
|Taming the Beast Within|
|Ideology and Religion|
|The Noble Lie|
|Law and Religion|
|Index of Passages|