Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity

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Cinzia Arruzza, Dmitri Nikulin
BRILL, Jul 28, 2016 - Philosophy - 192 pages
Edited by Cinzia Arruzza and Dmitri Nikulin, Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity is a collection of essays examining reflections by ancient philosophers on the implicit tension between political activity and the philosophical life from a variety of critical perspectives.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Influence of the Sophists on Greek Politics
9
Chapter 2 Philosophical Dogs and Tyrannical Wolves in Platos Republic
41
Chapter 3 Whats the Good of Knowing the Forms?
67
Chapter 4 Individual Competence and Collective Deliberation in Aristotles Politics
94
Chapter 5 Diogenes the Comic or How to Tell the Truth in the Face of a Tyrant
114
Chapter 6 Dio of Prusa and the Roman Stoics on How to Speak the Truth to Oneself and to Power
134
Pyrrhonism Ethics and Politics
148
Chapter 8 Platos Tyrant in Neoplatonic Philosophy
164
General Index
179
Ancient Sources
182
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