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Craftsmanship, teleology, and politics in Plato's 'Statesman'

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In this thesis I attempt to bring out some interesting implications of Plato’s political thought as it is presented in the Politicus. In particular, I will show how this dialogue provides a new picture of the relation between ruler and ruled; a picture that stresses the importance and responsibility of every citizen, not just of the statesman himself. This is achieved by an analysis of the notion of political craftsmanship envisaged by the main speaker of the dialogue, th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
MSt
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:990cdb12-accb-47dd-9801-75181bacd935
Local pid:
ora:11693

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