The Platonic Political Art a Study of Critical Reason and Democracy
- List Price: $41.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
- Publish date: 02/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780271020761
- ISBN10: 0271020768
The author argues that Plato articulates and "solves" his Socratic Problem in his various dialogues in different but potentially complementary ways. The book effectively extricates Plato from the straightjacket of Platonism and from the interpretative perspectives of the past fifty years -- principally those of Karl Popper, Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, M.I. Finley, Jacques Derrida, and Gregory Vlastos.