Plato's Laws the Discovery of Being
- List Price: $63.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780226042718
- ISBN10: 0226042715
The Greek word for law, nomos, also means musical tune. Benardete shows how music -- in the broadest sense, including drama, epic poetry, and even puppetry -- mediates between reason and the city in Plato's philosophy of law. Most broadly, however, Benardete here uncovers the concealed ontological dimension of the Laws, explaining why it is concealed and how it comes to light. In establishing the coherence and underlying organization of Plato's last dialogue, Benardete makes a significant contribution to Platonic studies.