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Published: 07 December 2006

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780199279968

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The Development of Plato's Political Theory

Second Edition

George Klosko

  • The most comprehensive and accessible introduction to Plato's Political Thought

New to this Edition:

  • Reworking central aspects of chapters on the Statesman and Laws, given important recent scholarship.
  • Detailed discussion of questions of interpretation, how Plato's dialogues should be read. (Traditional, literal interpretation is a corrective to widespread trends in contemporary political theory).
  • Several particular subjects receive increased attention, including Plato's alleged totalitarianism and racism and the place of the nocturnal council in the political theory of the Laws.
  • General rewriting and revising, to accommodate recent scholarship