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The Laws of Plato

The Laws of Plato
Author: Plato
ISBN 13: 9780226671109
ISBN 10: 226671100
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1988-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $32.00

The Laws, Plato's longest dialogue, has for centuries been recognized as the most comprehensive exposition of the practical consequences of his philosophy, a necessary corrective to the more visionary and utopian Republic. In this animated encounter between a foreign philosopher and a powerful statesman, not only do we see reflected, in Plato's own thought, eternal questions of the relation between political theory and practice, but we also witness the working out of a detailed plan for a new political order that embodies the results of Plato's mature reflection on the family, the status of women, property rights, criminal law, and the role of religion and the fine arts in a healthy republic.