Plato on Democracy and Political technē

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BRILL, Sep 12, 2016 - Philosophy - 208 pages
In Plato on Democracy and Political technē Anders Dahl Sørensen offers an in-depth investigation of Plato’s discussions of democracy’s ‘epistemic potential’, arguing that this question is far more central to his political thought than is usually assumed.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Political Sociology and Expert Rule in Republic 1
12
Rhetoric and technē in the Gorgias
35
Expertise and Democratic Conservatism in the Statesman
63
Democracy and Expert Authority in the Protagoras
100
Turning the Tables on Protagoras in the Theaetetus
133

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