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The Resource Plato's "Laws" : the discovery of being, Seth Benardete

Plato's "Laws" : the discovery of being, Seth Benardete

Label
Plato's "Laws" : the discovery of being
Title
Plato's "Laws"
Title remainder
the discovery of being
Statement of responsibility
Seth Benardete
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Laws was Plato's last work, his longest, and one of his most difficult. An abstract ideal not intended for any actual community, the Laws seems to provide practical guidelines for the establishment and maintenance of political order in the real world. With this book, Seth Benardete offers an insightful analysis of and commentary on this rich and complex dialogue. Each chapter corresponds to one of the twelve books of the Laws, illuminating the major themes and arguments, among them the difference between the atemporal structure of the good and the temporal structure of the law; how experience deviates from the law; the relation between justice and moderation in light of theology and the soul; the relation of administrative structure to the city; and criminal law and the assumptions it must make about the structure of the soul. As he explicates the major themes and arguments of the dialogue, Benardete also shows how these strands of argument are interwoven throughout the Laws and then sets them against the quite different arguments on the same themes found in The Republic and The Statesman."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benardete, Seth
Dewey number
321/.07
Index
index present
LC call number
B398.O5
LC item number
B46 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Plato
  • Ontology
Label
Plato's "Laws" : the discovery of being, Seth Benardete
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eidetic and the genetic -- Education and imitation -- History -- Law and prelude -- Prescriptions -- On getting started -- Education -- The first end of the laws -- Criminal law -- Theology -- Private law -- Public law
Control code
43919539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 385 pages
Isbn
9780226042718
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00009052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Plato's "Laws" : the discovery of being, Seth Benardete
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eidetic and the genetic -- Education and imitation -- History -- Law and prelude -- Prescriptions -- On getting started -- Education -- The first end of the laws -- Criminal law -- Theology -- Private law -- Public law
Control code
43919539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 385 pages
Isbn
9780226042718
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00009052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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