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by Morag Buchan

eBook Women in Plato's Political Theory download ISBN: 041592183X
Author: Morag Buchan
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 224
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Women in Plato's Political Theory argues that Plato's philosophy is a gendered philosophy; it contains within its basic tenets notions associated with masculinity.

Women in Plato's Political Theory argues that Plato's philosophy is a gendered philosophy; it contains within its basic tenets notions associated with masculinity. Consequently, the book explores the reasons why, in The Republic Plato includes women in the ruling class of his proposed ideal State on apparently equal terms with men and appears to offer them the opportunity to become Philosopher Kings, the ultimate rulers. MORAG BUCHAN is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at South Bank University. She started working life as a journalist, first on local Scottish newspapers and finally on the staff of a Scottish national daily newspaper based in Edinburgh.

Morag Buchan is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at South Bank University, London Buchan raises a significant challenge to the optimistic resolution of the familiar paradox of Plato's view of women.

Morag Buchan is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at South Bank University, London.

Автор: Buchan Название: Women in Plato& Political Theory Издательство: Springer Классификация .

This book seeks to explicate the meaning of Plato& central claim - that "only philosophy can save u. Автор: Klosko, George Название: The Development of Plato& Political Theory ISBN: 0199279969 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199279968 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг

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Yet, Plato said, in a democracy when we choose our political leaders we consult all the people-even the .

Yet, Plato said, in a democracy when we choose our political leaders we consult all the people-even the most ignorant among us. Now if you were trying to determine whether you needed heart surgery you would consult a cardiologist, not take a vote or ask the cashier in the checkout lane. Now all of this is relevant to the American political system where those who run for political office often have no relevant knowledge of the issues; often they are ignorant of economics, science, political theory, history, religion, nuclear weapons, and more. Sometimes they are even chosen because they are actors, athletes, or ignorant celebrities.

Consequently, the book explores the reasons why, in The Republic Plato includes women in the ruling class of his proposed ideal State on apparently equal terms with men and appears to offer them the opportunity to become Philosopher Kings, the ultimate rulers. ISBN13: 9780333666074. Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan. Pubilcation Year: 1998.

I would recommend it to undergraduates in classics, philosophy and politics as a reliable introduction to Plato's political theory. George Klosko is Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia. His interests include the history of political theory, especially Plato, and contemporary political theory, including Rawlsian political liberalism, and political obligation.

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.