Platonopolis : Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity
By: O'Meara, Dominic J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (262 p.).ISBN: 9780191531521.Subject(s): Platonists | Political science -- Philosophy | Political scienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Platonopolis : Platonic Political Philosophy in Late AntiquityDDC classification: 320.01 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; PART I. NEOPLATONIC POLITICAL THEORY RECONSTRUCTED: THE DIVINIZATION OF SOUL; PART II. NEOPLATONIC POLITICAL THEORY RECONSTRUCTED: THE DIVINIZATION OF THE STATE; PART III. PLATONOPOLIS IN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Names and Subjects; Index of Passages
Conventional wisdom suggests that the Platonist philosophers of Late Antiquity, from Plotinus (third century) to the sixth-century schools in Athens and Alexandria, neglected the political dimension of their Platonic heritage in their concentration on an otherworldly life. Dominic O'Meara presents a revelatory reappraisal of these thinkers, arguing that their otherworldliness involved rather than excluded political ideas, and he proposes for the first time a reconstruction of theirpolitical philosophy, their conception of the function, structure, and contents of political science, and its rela
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