The Law Most Beautiful and Best: Medical Argument and Magical Rhetoric in Plato's Laws (Paperback)Randall Baldwin Clark (author)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm
How can statesmen influence citizens to take necessary but bitter medicine? With an impressive understanding of the variety of ancient Greek medical practices, Clark engages and provokes the reader with his account of the Platonic use of medical imagery to explore the power and limits of rationality in political life. -- Christopher Kelly, Boston College
Clark bringing to bear the eye of an experienced lawyer offers refreshing insight and clarity to our understanding of the Laws. At the same time, he is well informed and rigorous in his scholarship, especially his knowledge of medical lore. This stimulating book would make valuable reading in an advanced course in political philosophy. It is highly recommended. * The Classical Outlook *
The Law Most Beautiful and Best makes a distinctive contribution to the literature on Platonic political philosophy..." * Law and Politics Book Review *
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