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Plato: Political Philosophy Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought Malcolm Schofield

Plato: Political Philosophy Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought

Malcolm Schofield

Published August 31st 2006
ISBN : 9780199249619
Hardcover
394 pages
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Plato is the best known and most widely studied of all the ancient Greek philosophers. Malcolm Schofield, a leading scholar of ancient philosophy, offers a lucid and accessible guide to Platos political thought, enormously influential and muchMorePlato is the best known and most widely studied of all the ancient Greek philosophers. Malcolm Schofield, a leading scholar of ancient philosophy, offers a lucid and accessible guide to Platos political thought, enormously influential and much discussed in the modern world as well as the ancient. Schofield discusses Platos ideas on education, democracy and its shortcomings, the role of knowledge in government, utopia and the idea of community, money and its grip on the psyche, and ideological uses of religion.