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Hesiod, Plato, and the Golden Age: Hesiodic motifs in the myth of the Politicus 1

Dimitri El Murr

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The central myth of the Politicus, concerning the cyclical nature of the cosmos, has been the subject of much exegetical controversy. This chapter explores the passage within the wider context of ... More


Division and Definition in Plato's Sophist and Statesman

Mary Louise Gill

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the method of division as developed by Plato in the Sophist and in the Politicus, and examines the ways in which Plato engages in these dialogues with important problems in ... More


Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Paul D. Moreno and Jonathan O'Neill (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This collection of essays shows how the constitutional aspects of the Civil War were part of American politics for a long time before and after the conflict by examining developments from the ... More


6. Virtues

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The just‐war tradition furnishes a rule book for war, but rules are not enough to ensure just behaviour. As Aristotle perceived, virtues are also necessary. This chapter examines what virtue is and ... More


Plato and the Invention of Life

Michael Naas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279678
eISBN:
9780823281596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279678.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While the question of life (whether bios or zōē) is not the explicit focus of any Platonic dialogue, it is, this book argues, an absolutely central and structuring question for all of Plato’s thought ... More


Honour and Democratic Leadership

John Kane and Haig Patapan

in The Democratic Leader: How Democracy Defines, Empowers and Limits its Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199650477
eISBN:
9780191739071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650477.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Democracy celebrates its founders, and those who establish democratic offices, but is suspicious of anyone who actively seeks office, deriding them as ‘politicians’. Thus, well-intentioned, ambitious ... More


Leadership and Regimes

Laurie M. Johnson

in Thucydides, Hobbes, and the Interpretations of Realism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747809
eISBN:
9781501747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747809.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter looks at the similarities and differences between Thucydides and Hobbes on the subject of regimes. Hobbes was convinced that Thucydides had proved the absurdity of democracy and the ... More


Lincoln: The Statesman as Outsider

Ralph Lerner

in "Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Not the least of Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary political achievements was his success in making general an awareness of the problem of public opinion—his nurturing of an opinion about the signal ... More


Lincoln on Black Citizenship

Joseph R. Fornieri

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces Abraham Lincoln's position on black citizenship from his first reply to Dred Scott in 1857 through his presidency. It begins with an overview of the complex and unresolved ... More


Augustine’s intellectual milieu

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine’s thinking retains many of the features of his day and age. It is, at times, also critical of the features of that day and age. Understanding Augustine’s intellectual milieu is therefore a ... More


The Lifelines of the Statesman

Michael Naas

in Plato and the Invention of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279678
eISBN:
9780823281596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279678.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 looks at Plato’s attempt, in the opening pages of the Statesman (257a–267b), to discover the essence of the statesman through the method known as diairesis, that is, through the ... More


Justice, or On Statesmanship

Ryan Patrick Hanley

in The Political Philosophy of Fénelon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190079635
eISBN:
9780190079666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079635.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 examines Fenelon’s ideas on statesmanship. Focusing on his views on the relationship of moral virtue to political virtue, it emphasizes his core teaching that good governance of others ... More


Dialogues of the Dead Composed for the Education of a Prince (selections): [Pl. 1:279–510]

Ryan Patrick Hanley (ed.)

in Fénelon: Moral and Political Writings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190079581
eISBN:
9780190079628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079581.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Dialogues—which bear the full title of Dialogues des morts composés pour l’éducation d’un prince—were, like the Fables, written for Burgundy, and are thought to date to 1692–1695. Contributions ... More


Correspondence

Ryan Patrick Hanley (ed.)

in Fénelon: Moral and Political Writings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190079581
eISBN:
9780190079628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079581.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 presents three of Fénelon’s letters. The Letter to Louis XIV is a striking excoriation of both the character and rule of Louis XIV. An enduring model of what it looks like to speak truth to ... More


Henry Adams on the Ends of Education

Nolan Bennett

in The Claims of Experience: Autobiography and American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190060695
eISBN:
9780190060725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060695.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 3 examines how the author of The Education of Henry Adams confronted the developments in party politics, immigration, and technology that he believed had fragmented American democracy at the ... More


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