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Plato on democracy and political technē / by Anders Dahl Sørensen.

Author:
Sorensen, Anders Dahl, 1982- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
viii, 196 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
In 'Plato on Democracy and Political techne' Sørensen argues that the question of democracy's 'epistemic potential' was one that Plato took more seriously than is usually assumed. While he famously rejected democracy on the basis of its inherent inability to accommodate political expertise ('techne'), he did not think that this failure on democracy's part was necessarily inevitable but a concept that required further examination. Sorensen shows that in a number of his most important dialogues ('Republic, Gorgias, Statesman, Protagoras, Theaetetus'), Plato was ready to take up the question of democracy's epistemic potential and to enter into strikingly technical and sophisticated discussions of what both rule by 'techne' and rule by the people would have to look like in order for the two things to be compatible.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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ISBN:
  • 9789004312005 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9004312005 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN:
2016029413
OCLC:
951955845
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