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Plato's Cretan City A Historical Interpretation of the Laws by Glenn R. Morrow
  

Plato's Cretan City A Historical Interpretation of the Laws

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Plato's Cretan City A Historical Interpretation of the Laws by Glenn R. Morrow

Plato's Cretan City is a thorough investigation into the roots of Plato's Laws and a compelling explication of his ideas on legislation and social institutions. A dialogue among three travelers, the Laws proposes a detailed plan for administering a new colony on the island of Crete. In examining this dialogue, Glenn Morrow describes the contemporary Greek institutions in Athens, Crete, and Sparta on which Plato based his model city, and explores the philosopher's proposed regulations concerning property, the family, government, and the administration of justice, education, and religion. He approaches the Laws as both a living document of reform and a philosophical inquiry into humankind's highest earthly duty.

About the Author

Glenn R. Morrow (1895-1976) was Adam Seybert Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th October 1993

Author

Glenn R. Morrow

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Publisher

Princeton University Press

Format

Paperback
648 pages

Categories

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

ISBN

9780691024844

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