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  1. added 2019-06-06
    Williams and the City-Soul Analogy.G. R. F. Ferrari - 2009 - Ancient Philosophy 29 (2):407-413.
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    The Treatment of Non-Ideal Constitution in Plato's Politicus: Further Considerations.Christopher J. Rowe - 2006 - Philosophical Inquiry 28 (1/2):105-121.
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    Plato’s Democratic Entanglements: Athenian Politics and the Practice of Philosophy. [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):483-487.
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    Plato’s Democratic Entanglements.David Roochnik - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):483-486.
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    Book ReviewsS. Sara Monoson,. Plato’s Democratic Entanglements: Athenian Politics and the Practice of Philosophy.Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000. Pp. 252. $39.50. [REVIEW]Richard Mulgan - 2002 - Ethics 112 (3):631-634.
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    Politicus - J. Annas, R. Waterfield : Plato, Statesman . Pp. Xxix + 89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Cased, Paper. ISBN: 0-521-44262-1. [REVIEW]Christopher Rowe - 1997 - The Classical Review 47 (2):277-279.
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    City and Soul in Plato's Republic. [REVIEW]Chris Bobonich - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (1):43-43.
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    Plato's Critique of the Democratic Character.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Phronesis 45 (1):19-37.
    This paper tackles some issues arising from Plato's account of the democratic man in Rep. VIII. One problem is that Plato tends to analyse him in terms of the desires that he fulfils, yet sends out conflicting signals about exactly what kind of desires are at issue. Scholars are divided over whether all of the democrat's desires are appetites. There is, however, strong evidence against seeing him as exclusively appetitive: rather he is someone who satisfies desires from all three parts (...)
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    Plato's Republic in Its Athenian Context.Debra Nails - 2012 - History of Political Thought 33 (1):1-23.
    Plato's Republic critiques Athenian democracy as practised during the Peloponnesian War years. The diseased city Socrates attempts to purge mirrors Athens in crucial particulars, and his proposals should be evaluated as counter-weights to existing institutions and practices, not as absolutes to be instantiated. Plato's assessment of the Athenian polity incorporates two strategies -- one rhetorical, the other argumentative -- both of which I address. Failure to consider Athens a catalyst for Socrates' arguments has led to the misconception that Plato was (...)
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    Aspects of Plato's Political Thinking in the Timaeus and the 10th Book of Laws.Panagiotis Pavlos - 2013 - In Alexey V. Tsyb (ed.), ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΠΟΛΙΣ: Philosophy of Antiquity as an interdisciplinary synthesis of philosophical, historical and philological studies. Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg's Plato Society. pp. 40-44.
    Short communication published in the Proceedings of the International Summer School for Young Researchers Platwnopolis, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012.
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    Democracy Then and Now Plato, Mill, and Rawls on Wealth and Ruling.Gerasimos Santas - 2012 - Philosophical Inquiry 36 (1-2):1-12.
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    Plato's Criticisms of Democracy in the Republic.Gerasimos Santas - 2007 - Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2):70-89.
    Plato's antidemocratic theory of social justice is instructive once we distinguish between the abstract parts of his theory and the empirical or other assumptions he uses in applying that theory. His application may have contained empirical mistakes, and it may have been burdened too much with a prolific metaphysics and a demanding epistemology. An attempt is made to look at his theory of social justice in imaginary isolation from empirical mistakes and from his metaphysics and epistemology. It is then argued (...)
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    Plato's Criticism of the "Democratic Man'' in the Republic.Gerasimos Santas - 2001 - The Journal of Ethics 5 (1):57-71.
    The article discusses two puzzles about Plato''s account of the democratic person: (1) unlike his account of the democratic city, his characterization of a democratic person is markedly incorrect. (2) His criticism of a person so characterized is criticism of a straw man. The article argues that the first puzzle is resolved if we see it as a result of Plato''s assumption that a democratic person is a person whose soul is isomorphic to a democratic constitution. Such a person has (...)
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    Thucydides and Plato on Democracy - Mara (G.M.)The Civic Conversations of Thucydides and Plato. Classical Political Philosophy and the Limits of Democracy. Pp. X + 327. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008. Cased, US$85. ISBN: 978-0-7914-7499-0. [REVIEW]Loren J. Samons - 2010 - The Classical Review 60 (1):32-34.
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    Virtue and Democracy in Plato's Late Dialogues.Athanasios Samaras - 1995 - Dissertation, University of Warwick
    Both Plato's theory of virtue and his attitude towards democracy -the two being correspondent- change significantly as we move from the middle to the late dialogues. The Republic is a substantially authoritarian work which expresses an unmitigated rejection of democracy. Its authoritarianism is deeply rooted in the fact that its ethical and political assertions are justified on a metaphysical basis. Plato suggests that virtue and metaphysical knowledge legitimize political power, but both virtue and knowledge are so defined as to be (...)
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    Athena's Cloak.Bruce Rosenstock - 1994 - Political Theory 22 (3):363-390.
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    Susan Sara Monoson, Plato’s Democratic Entanglements. [REVIEW]Harold Brown - 2000 - Vera Lex 1 (1/2):138-144.
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    Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants. Plato’s Gorgias and the Politics of Shame. By Christina H. Tarnopolsky. [REVIEW]Christopher Moore - 2013 - Ancient Philosophy 33 (1):202-209.
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    Tyrannie et royauté selon le Socrate de Xénophon.Donald Morrison - 2004 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 69 (2):177.
    Cette étude examine la conception de la royauté et de la tyrannie chez le Socrate de Xénophon, et la compare à celles qui sont défendues par Aristote, le Socrate de Platon, et d’autres. Le Socrate de Xénophon soutient que le consentement des gouvernés et le règne de la loi sont les caractéristiques qui distinguent un roi d’un tyran, alors qu’Aristote soutient que la différence tient plutôt à la nature des intérêts qui sont poursuivis, selon qu’il s’agit des intérêts des sujets, (...)
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    Platonic Reflections on the Aesthetic Dimensions of Deliberative Democracy.Christina Tarnopolsky - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (3):288-312.
    This essay utilizes Plato's insights into the role of shame in dialogical interactions to illuminate the aesthetic dimensions of deliberative democracy. Through a close analysis of the refutation of Polus in Plato's dialogue, the "Gorgias", I show how the emotion of shame is central to the unsettling, dynamic, and transformative character of democratic engagement and political judgment identified by recent aesthetic critics of Habermas' model of communicative action and democratic deliberation. Plato's analysis of shame offers a friendly amendment to these (...)
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    Rethinking Plato On Democracy.S. Sara Momoson - 2000 - Philosophical Inquiry 22 (4):111-111.
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    Platone E L'Efficacia: Realizzabilità Della Teoria Normativa.Federico Zuolo - 2009 - Academia.
    Plato's political thought gave rise to a number of concepts and issues - such as the idea of a normative theory, the philosophical foundation of politics, the philosopher-kings, the standard of utopian theory - which have played a significant role on Western political and philosophical thought. -/- This volume aspires to bring out Plato's concept of efficacy in a normative theory. -/- By efficacy, the author means the way in which the theory conceives of its practical realization. If in the (...)
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    Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic.Gene Fendt - 2014 - Lexington Books.
    In this book, author Gene Fendt shows how Plato's Republic provides a liturgical purification for the political and psychic delusions of democratic readers, even as Socrates provides the same for his interlocutors at the festival of Bendis. Each of the several characters is analyzed in accord with Book Eight's 6 geometrically possible kinds of character showing how their answers and failures in the dialogue exhibit the particular kind of movement and blindness predictable for the type.
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    Athens Victorious: Democracy in Plato's Republic.Greg Recco - 2008 - Lexington Books.
    Athens Victorious examines the notion of freedom in Plato's Republic, the proper understanding of which the author argues is essential for understanding the dialogue's ultimate political message. A close, thorough, and innovative analysis of the section of the dialogue in which various constitutional options are discussed leads to the surprising conclusion that the dialogue is advocating democracy, not some kind of totalitarian state.
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    Democracy and Commodity Exchange: Protagoras Versus Plato.Stanley Moore - 1988 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 5 (4):357 - 368.
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    Democracy in Plato's Laws.Steven Michels - 2004 - Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (4):517-528.
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    The Republic's Ambiguous Democracy.Mason Marshall & Shane A. Bilsborough - 2010 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 27 (4):301-316.
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    Democracy in Plato’s Republic.Mason Marshall - 2009 - Southwest Philosophy Review 25 (1):93-105.
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    The Sophists Rhetoric, Democracy, and Plato's Idea of Sophistry.Harold Barrett - 1987
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    The Politics of Sincerity: Plato, Frank Speech and Democratic Judgment by Elizabeth Markovits.John Lombardini - 2013 - Contemporary Political Theory 12 (1):e5.
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    Eros Tyrannos: Alcibiades as the Model of the Tyrant in Book IX of the Republic.Annie Larivée - 2012 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6 (1):1-26.
    Abstract The aim of this article is to make use of recent research on `political eros ' in order to clarify the connection that Plato establishes between eros and tyranny in Republic IX, specifically by elucidating the intertextuality between Plato's work and the various historical accounts of Alcibiades. An examination of the lexicon used in these accounts will allow us to resolve certain interpretive difficulties that, to my knowledge, no other commentator has elucidated: why does Socrates blame eros for the (...)
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    Harold Barrett: The Sophists: Rhetoric, Democracy and Plato's Idea of Sophistry. Pp. Ix + 85. Novato, California: Chandler & Sharp, 1987. Paper, $6.95. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1989 - The Classical Review 39 (01):143-.
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    Anarchic Souls: Plato’s Depiction of the ‘Democratic Man’.Mark Johnstone - 2013 - Phronesis 58 (2):139-59.
    In books 8 and 9 of Plato’s Republic, Socrates provides a detailed account of the nature and origins of four main kinds of vice found in political constitutions and in the kinds of people that correspond to them. The third of the four corrupt kinds of person he describes is the ‘democratic man’. In this paper, I ask what ‘rules’ in the democratic man’s soul. It is commonly thought that his soul is ruled in some way by its appetitive part, (...)
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    Review: Socrates and Athenian Democracy. [REVIEW]T. H. Irwin - 1989 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (2):184 - 205.
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    Degenerate Regimes in Plato's Republic.Zena Hitz - 2010 - In Mark McPherran (ed.), Plato's 'Republic': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
    The essay concerns the negative end of the political argument of the Republic, that injustice—the rule of unreason—is both widespread and undesirable, and that whatever shadows of virtue or order might be found in its midst are corrupt and unstable. This claim is explained in detail in Republic 8 and 9. These passages explain recognizable faults in recognizable regimes in terms of the failure of the rule of reason and the corresponding success of the rule of non-rational forms of motivation. (...)
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    Plato's Political Analogy: Fallacy or Analogy?Robert William Hall - 1974 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (4):419.
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    The State-Soul Analogy in Plato's Argument That Justice Pays.Leon Galis - 1974 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (3):285-293.
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    City and Soul in Plato's Republic.G. R. F. Ferrari - 2003 - University of Chicago Press.
    Tracing a central theme of Plato's Republic , G. R. F. Ferrari reconsiders in this study the nature and purpose of the comparison between the structure of society and that of the individual soul. In four chapters, Ferrari examines the personalities and social status of the brothers Glaucon and Adeimantus, Plato's notion of justice, coherence in Plato's description of the decline of states, and the tyrant and the philosopher king—a pair who, in their different ways, break with the terms of (...)
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    Book Review: The Platonic Political Art: A Study of Critical Reason and Democracy by John R. Wallach. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. 468 + XI Pp. [REVIEW]Patrick J. Deneen - 2003 - Political Theory 31 (2):321-325.
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    Plato, Hegel, and Democracy.Thom Brooks - 2006 - Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 53:24-50.
    Nearly every major philosophy, from Plato to Hegel and beyond, has argued that democracy is an inferior form of government, at best. Yet, virtually every contemporary political philosophy working today - whether in an analytic or postmodern tradition - endorses democracy in one variety or another. Should we conclude then that the traditional canon is meaningless for helping us theorize about a just state? In this paper, I will take up the criticisms and positive proposals of two such canonical figures (...)
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    From Republic to Laws T. Samaras: Plato on Democracy . (Major Concepts in Politics and Political Theory 23.) Pp. XII + 405. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. Cased, €74.70. Isbn: 0-8204-5681-. [REVIEW]Eric Brown - 2004 - The Classical Review 54 (01):71-.
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    Plato's Critical Theory.Sara Brill - 2013 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2):233-248.
    This paper argues that the creation of Kallipolis and the educational pro­gamme designed therein should be read in the context of one branch of Plato’s critique of Athenian democracy; namely, its employment of the Laconizing trope prominent in Politeia literature in order to identify and radicalize the desires innervated by an idealized vision of Spartan unity. In particular, it aims to show that the discussion of sexual difference in the famous first wave of Book 5, as well as the peculiar (...)
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    Is Plato's Republic a Theocracy?R. S. Bluck - 1955 - Philosophical Quarterly 5 (18):69-73.
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    Plato as Critic of Democracy, Ancient and Contemporary.John P. Anton - 1998 - Philosophical Inquiry 20 (1-2):1-17.
  45. added 2014-04-06
    What Use Is Literature to Political Philosophy?: Or The Funny Thing About Socrates's Nose.David Robjant - 2015 - Philosophy and Literature 39 (2):322-337.
    Like Leo Strauss and Karl Popper, most readers take it that one cannot have a political reading of the Republic at all, except by interest in Plato’s attitude toward the proposals developed by Socrates and his interlocutors. But this is not true. I do not mean that it is a good idea to cultivate apathy concerning Plato’s attitudes to sexual equality, private property, food, war, and so on. I mean that there is this possibility mentioned by Stanley Rosen, that “Plato (...)
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    Pigs in Plato: Delineating the Human Condition in the Statesman.David Ambuel - 2013 - In Ales Havlicek, Jakub JIrsa & Karel Thein (eds.), Plato's Statesman: Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium Platonicum Pragense. Oikoymenh. pp. 209-226.