David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (1):75-89 (2011)
We have built our understanding of politics (the understanding that is today, letting us down) on a one-sided understanding of freedom as the ability or capacity to do as we wish, and have forgotten the role that self-discipline—self-control and self-mastery—have in ensuring real freedom. And we have done this at the same time as losing our capacity to think of polhics in terms of the virtues and vices of our ruling elites. To rectify these connected failures we need to look again at Plato's politics
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Joseph Raz (1986). The Morality of Freedom. Oxford University Press.
Rafał Wonicki (2008). Politics of Power and Freedom in the Thought of Schmitt and Arendt. In Svetozar Minkov & Piotr Nowak (eds.), Man and His Enemies: Essays on Carl Schmitt.
Jennifer K. Uleman (2004). External Freedom in Kant's Rechtslehre: Political, Metaphysical. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):578–601.
Miriam Ronzoni (2012). Politics and the Contingent: A Plea For A More Embedded Account of Freedom as Independence. European Journal of Philosophy 20 (3):470-478.
Boudewijn de Bruin (2008). A Note on List's Modal Logic of Republican Freedom. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (3):341-349.
Hans J. Morgenthau (2004). Political Theory and International Affairs: Hans J. Morgenthau on Aristotle's the Politics. Praeger Publishers.
André Laks (2007). Freedom, Liberality, and Liberty in Plato's Laws. Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2):130-152.
Diane Enns (2007). Speaking of Freedom: Philosophy, Politics, and the Struggle for Liberation. Stanford University Press.
M. S. Lane (1998). Method and Politics in Plato's Statesman. Cambridge University Press.
James Mensch (2006). Politics and Freedom. Idealistic Studies 36 (1):75-82.
Christina Tarnopolsky (2004). Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato and the Contemporary Politics of Shame. Political Theory 32 (4):468-494.
Michael Shalom Kochin (2002). Gender and Rhetoric in Plato's Political Thought. Cambridge University Press.
Mary T. Clark (ed.) (1973). The Problem of Freedom. New York,Appleton-Century-Crofts.
Added to index2012-03-18
Total downloads10 ( #152,266 of 1,100,079 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #127,210 of 1,100,079 )
How can I increase my downloads?