The Transformation of Plato’s Republic

Human Science

Kenneth Dorter

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 408 pages

File size: 3.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato’s depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also traces Plato’s tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid distinctions for the sake of clarity, which are subsequently transformed into more fluid conceptions that no longer sacrifice complexity and subtlety for clarity.