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Method and Politics in Plato's Statesman

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  • Date Published: May 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036870

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  • This book is a philosophical analysis of Plato's dialogue the Statesman. Dr. Lane finds that rather than being transitional between the Republic and the Laws, the Statesman deserves a special place of its own--the dialogue emerging as a text that proposes a new conception of knowledge, authority, and the relationship between them. This investigation transforms our understanding of the Statesman and its fellow dialogues.

    • Throws light on Plato's methods of argument
    • Important for political theory
    • Draws on both ancient and modern philosophy
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Her book thus helps bring to light the range of interpretative issues that readers of this difficult dialogue must confront." Jacob Howland, International Journal of the Classical Tradition

    "...this is a stimulating, intelligent, and illuminating work. It is thoughtful and thought-provoking." Review of Metaphysics

    "The author successfully draw attention to two features of the Eleatic Stranger's method of division in Plato's Statesman... also gives an interesting account of how the Stranger identifies political expertise with picking out the critcal moment." Ethics

    "...this book makes a number of interesting, helpful, profound observations..." Classical World

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036870
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 143 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations and note on text
    Introduction: method and politics in Plato's Statesman
    Part I. Method:
    1. Introduction
    2. The Sophist's use of example and division
    3. The Statesman's use of example and division
    4. The analysis of example
    5. Conclusions
    Part II. The Story as a Fulcrum of the Dialogue:
    6. Introduction: story-telling and self-criticism
    7. Telling the story
    8. Criticising the story
    Part III. Politics:
    9. Introduction
    10. Rivalry revisited: subordination of the arts to the mastery of the kairos
    11. Rivalry renewed: the challenge and subordination of law
    12. Political knowledge as weaving
    13. Conclusions
    Select bibliography
    General index
    Index locorum.

  • Author

    M. S. Lane, University of Cambridge

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