Ruling Passion: The Erotics of Statecraft in Platonic Political Philosophy

Ruling Passion: The Erotics of Statecraft in Platonic Political Philosophy

Ruling Passion is the only book-length study of tyranny, statesmanship, and civic virtue in three major Platonic dialogues, the Georgias, the Symposium, and the Republic. It is also the first extended interpretation of eros as the key to Plato's understanding of both the depths of human vice and the heights of human aspirations for virtue and happiness. Through his detailed commentary and eloquent insights on the three dialogues, Waller Newell demonstrates how, for… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2000)

Parent ISBN: 9780847697267

Page count: 256 pages

Language: English


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