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Laws 

By: Plato
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The Laws is Plato's final, most extensive, and arguably most despised treatise. Three elderly men—an anonymous Athenian, a Spartan named Megillus, and a Cretan named Clinias—converse about political philosophy throughout the book. These men are drafting the laws that will govern Magnesia, a brand-new Cretan colony. The government of Magnesia is a blend of democratic and authoritarian values that seeks to create a joyful and morally upright society for all of its residents. Like Plato's other works on political theory, such as the Statesman and the Republic, the Laws also includes substantial treatments of psychology, ethics, theology, epistemology, and metaphysics in addition to political theory. The Rules, in contrast to these other writings, combine political philosophy with practicing law and go into considerable depth about the laws and procedures that Magnesia should have. Although many have attributed Plato's poor writing to his advanced age at the time of composition, readers should remember that the book was never finished. The Laws' arguments are worth our study, despite the fact that some of these objections are valid, and the dialogue has a unique literary quality.

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Plato

During the Classical era of ancient Greece, the philosopher Plato was born in Athens. He established the Academy, the first university on the European continent, as well as the Platonist school of philosophy. Plato is a key character in the history of Ancient Greek philosophy and the Western and Middle Eastern philosophies that are descended from it, along with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle. He has also influenced spirituality and religion. Through Church Fathers like Augustine, his interpretation of Plotinus' so-called Neoplatonism had a significant impact on both Christian and Islamic philosophy (through e.g. Al-Farabi). Friedrich Nietzsche famously described Christianity as "Platonism for the masses" and observed that Western culture was flourishing in the shadow of Plato in modern times. Alfred North Whitehead is credited with saying that the "safest general description of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." In philosophy, Plato invented written dialogue and dialectic forms. He posed questions for all of the later major subfields of theoretical and applied philosophy.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 562 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357279970
  • ISBN-13: 9789357279970
  • Item Weight: 674.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 30.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Law / Conflict of Laws