Journal article icon

Journal article

Plato's Myth of Er and the reconfiguration of nature

Abstract:

Why did Plato conclude the Republic, arguably his most celebrated work of political theory, with the Myth of Er, an obscure story of indeterminate politicaltheoretical significance? This paper advances a novel reading of the Myth of Er that attends to the common plot that it shares with two earlier narrative interludes in the Republic. It suggests that Plato constructed the myth as an account of a search, akin to the sorting of potential philosopher-kings that underwrites the kallipolis’ educ...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.1017/S0003055419000662

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
American Political Science Review More from this journal
Volume:
114
Issue:
1
Pages:
54-67
Publication date:
2019-10-29
Acceptance date:
2019-09-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-5943
ISSN:
0003-0554
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1055660
UUID:
uuid:211d0bc3-53b9-4141-9e66-eaed720d4dc3
Local pid:
pubs:1055660
Source identifiers:
1055660
Deposit date:
2019-09-25

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP