Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy

Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy

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Cambridge University Press, 8/1/2013
EAN 9781107020221, ISBN10: 1107020220

Hardcover, 416 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

This is the first exploration of how ideas of politeia (constitution) structure both political and extra-political relations throughout the entirety of Greek and Roman philosophy, ranging from Presocratic to classical, Hellenistic, and Neoplatonic thought. A highly distinguished international team of scholars investigate topics such as the Athenian, Spartan and Platonic visions of politeia, the reshaping of Greek and Latin vocabularies of politics, the practice of politics in Plato and Proclus, the politics of value in Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, and the extension of constitutional order to discussions of animals, gods and the cosmos. The volume is dedicated to Professor Malcolm Schofield, one of the world's leading scholars of ancient philosophy.

Introduction Verity Harte and Melissa Lane
Part I. The Vocabulary of Politics
1. The political art in Plato's Republic Alexander Long
2. Putting history in its place
Plato, Thucydides, and the Athenian politeia Cynthia Farrar
3. Platonizing the Spartan politeia in Plutarch's Lycurgus Melissa Lane
4. The body politic
Aëtius on Alcmaeon on isonomia and monarchia Jaap Mansfeld
5. Latin philosophy and Roman law Miriam Griffin
Part II. The Practice of Politics
6. The Platonic manufacture of ideology, or how to assemble awkward truth and wholesome falsehood Robert Wardy
7. Plato's politics of ignorance Verity Harte
8. The political skill of Protagoras Nicholas Denyer
9. Proclus and politics Jonathan Barnes
Part III. The Politics of Value
10. Relativism in Plato's Protagoras Catherine Rowett
11. Justice writ large and small in Republic IV Myles Burnyeat
12. An aesthetic reading of Aristotle's Ethics Richard Kraut
13. The Stoic sage in the original position Mary Margaret McCabe
Part IV. Politics Extended
Animals, Gods, Cosmology
14. Aristotle on the natural sociability, skills and intelligence of animals Geoffrey Lloyd
15. Gods and men in Xenophanes James Warren
16. Socrates and his gods
from the Euthyphro to the Eudemian Ethics Christopher Rowe
17. The atheist underground David Sedley
Malcolm Schofield bibliography, 1970–2012.