A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato's Republic (Hardback)Cinzia Arruzza (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 218 x 149 x 26 mm
In sum, this is an excellent book. It feels genuinely original and fresh. Its main claims are based on meticulous analysis of the relevant texts. Relevant scholarly literature is closely engaged, and yet, thankfully, such engagement does not bog down the discussion. The writing is crisp and clear, and the argument moves briskly. The book can safely be recommended to anyone interested in Plato's Republic, his political philosophy, his moral psychology, or classical political thought more generally. * Mark A. Johnstone, Journal of the History of Philosophy *
In her analysis of the textual details of theRepublic, Arruzza's work is masterful. She carefully handles everything from the historical minutiae of aristocratic clubs, to analyses of Plato's biological and animal metaphors. * Philosophical Quarterly *
[The book] is major contribution to scholarship. Its detailed analysis of the psychological condition of the tyrant is the fullest and best treatment we have of this subject. Its setting of Plato's portrait into its literary and political context is equally impressive and valuable. It is a book that should be read by every scholar and student of Plato's moral and political philosophy. * Richard Kraut, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
Summing up: Recommended * CHOICE *
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