Plato's Democratic Entanglements
Athenian Politics and the Practice of Philosophy
||Monoson, S. Sara|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $30.95|
| Book Description: |
In this book, Sara Monoson challenges the longstanding and widely held view that Plato is a virulent opponent of all things democratic. She does not, however, offer in its place the equally mistaken idea that he is somehow a partisan of democracy. Instead, she argues that we should attend more closely to Plato's suggestion that democracy is horrifying and exciting, and she seeks to explain why he found it morally and politically intriguing.
Monoson focuses on Plato's...