Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Oxford University Press (2003)
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 reconstructs for the first time a coherent political philosophy of Late Platonism.
Keywords Platonists  Political science Philosophy
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Call number B517.O43 2003
ISBN(s) 9780199257584   0199285535   0199257582   9780199285532  
DOI 10.1215/00318108-2006-014
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