The Laws of Plato 1st Edition
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- Publisher : University of Chicago Press; 1st edition (March 15, 1988)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0226671100
- ISBN-13 : 978-0226671109
- Lexile measure : 1380L
- Item Weight : 2.33 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.12 x 1.4 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #730,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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- Unlike other works by Plato, this is less of a "dialogue" and more like a treatise. Whereas in other dialogs Plato would challenge and agree with his dialog-partner on a certain subject, here he (the Athenian stranger) does not shy away from "stating" what should be. So, as such, this work is very different from other of Plato's works, both in structure and in style.
- I like to compare this with Timeaus. In Timaeus, Plato describes the stucture of the cosmos, the world out there, how it works, how each planets interact with each others, how universe was created, and so on. In the Laws, Plato describes the inner working of a polis based on Laws: how laws came to being, what are the laws for various transgression and so on. Laws is a description of the cosmos within a polis.