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  1. added 2019-08-27
    Erōs Tyrannos: Philosophical Passion and Psychic Ordering in the Republic.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2012 - In Noburo Notomi & Luc Brisson (eds.), Dialogues on Plato's Politeia (Republic): Selected Papers from the IX Symposium Platonicum. pp. 188-193.
    In this paper, I explore parallels between philosophical and tyrannical eros in Plato's Republic. I argue that in arguing that reason experiences eros for the forms, Plato introduces significant tensions into his moral psychology.
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    Contemplation and Self-Mastery in Plato's Phaedrus.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2012 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 42:77-107.
    This chapter examines Plato's moral psychology in the Phaedrus. It argues against interpreters such as Burnyeat and Nussbaum that Plato's treatment of the soul is increasingly pessimistic: reason's desire to contemplate is at odds with its obligation to rule the soul, and psychic harmony can only be secured by violently suppressing the lower parts of the soul.
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    Natural Inclinations, Specialization, and the Philosopher-Rulers in Plato’s Republic.Anna Greco - 2009 - Ancient Philosophy 29 (1):17-43.
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    C. D. C. Reeve, "Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's "Republic"". [REVIEW]Jerome P. Schiller - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (3):483.
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    Argument and Sophistry in the Republic. [REVIEW]R. S. W. Hawtrey - 1990 - The Classical Review 40 (2):317-319.
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    Rosamond Kent Sprague, "Plato's Philosopher-King: A Study of the Theoretical Background". [REVIEW]Thomas C. Brickhouse - 1979 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (3):331.
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    The Psychagogic Work of Examples in Plato's Statesman. Moore - 2016 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 49 (3):300-322.
    This paper concerns the role of examples (paradeigmata) as propaedeutic to philosophical inquiry, in light of the methodological digression of Plato’s Statesman. Consistent with scholarship on Aristotle’s view of example, scholars of Plato’s work have privileged the logic of example over their rhetorical appeal to the soul of the learner. Following a small but significant trend in recent rhetorical scholarship that emphasizes the affective nature of examples, this essay assesses the psychagogic potential of paradeigmata, following the discussion of example in (...)
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    Plato's Statesman and Xenophon's Cyrus.Carol Atack - 2018 - In Gabriel Danzig, Donald Morrison & David M. Johnson (eds.), Plato and Xenophon: comparative studies. Leiden, Netherlands: pp. 510-543.
    This paper examines the relationship between the political thought of Plato and Xenophon, by positioning both as post-Socratic political theorists. It seeks to show that Xenophon and Plato examine similar themes and participate in a shared discourse in their later political thought, and in particular, that Plato is responding to Xenophon, with the Statesman exploring similar themes to Xenophon’s Cyropaedia, which itself responds to sections of Plato’s Republic. Both writers explore the themes of the shepherd king and the kairos as (...)
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    Forcing Goodness in Plato's "Republic".Christopher Shields - 2007 - Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2):21-39.
    Among the instances of apparent illiberality in Plato's Republic, one stands out as especially curious. Long before making a forced return to the cave, and irrespective of the kinds of compulsion operative in such a homecoming, the philosopher-king has been compelled to apprehend the Good (Rep. VII.519c5-d2, 540a3-7). Why should compulsion be necessary or appropriate in this situation? Schooled intensively through the decades for an eventual grasping of the Good, beginning already with precognitive training in music and art calculated to (...)
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    PHILOSOPHERS IN THE REPUBLIC - (R.) Weiss "Philosophers in the Republic. Plato's Two Paradigms". Pp. Xii + 236. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2012. Cased, US$49.95. ISBN: 978-0-8014-4974-1. [REVIEW]J. Clerk Shaw - 2014 - Classical Review 64 (1):60-62.
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    Justice and Compulsion for Plato’s Philosopher–Rulers.Eric Brown - 2000 - Ancient Philosophy 20 (1):1-17.
    By considering carefully Socrates' invocations of 'compulsion' in Plato's Republic, I seek to explain how both justice and compulsion are crucial to the philosophers' decision to rule in Kallipolis, so that this decision does not contradict Socrates' central thesis that it is always in one's interests to act justly. On my account, the compulsion is provided by a law, made by the city's lawgivers, that requires people raised to be philosophers take turns ruling. Justice by itself does not require the (...)
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    Is Plato's Political Philosophy Anti-Democratic.Thom Brooks - 2008 - In Erich Kofmel (ed.), Anti-Democratic Thought. Imprint Academic.
    On why Plato's arguments against democracy are against Athenian conceptions, not modern forms of democracy where a civil service and bureaucracy play critically important roles as experts supporting elected decision-makers.
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    Better Luck Next Time: A Comparative Analysis of Socrates and Mahayana Buddhism on Reincarnation.Thom Brooks - unknown
    Comparative analysis of Socrates and key figures in Mahayana Buddhism on surprising similarities on epistemology, their relevance for ethics and their divergence.
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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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    Review of Crotty's "The City-State of the Soul". [REVIEW]Joseph M. Forte - forthcoming - Review of Metaphysics.
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    Plato’s Philosopher-King.John Rudoff - 1980 - New Scholasticism 54 (3):380-388.
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    Plato's Political Theory of the "Philosopher-King": Soteriological Meditations on the Future of Humanity.Y. N. Maniatis - 2001 - Skepsis: A Journal for Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Research 12.
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    Why Should Plato's Philosopher Be Moral and, Hence, Rule?Joseph Beatty - 1976 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2):132.
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    Who is the Platonic Philosopher King?Anton-Hermann Chroust - 1960 - New Scholasticism 34 (4):499-505.
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    The Republic's Two Alternatives.Mary P. Nichols - 1984 - Political Theory 12 (2):252-274.
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    Utopie, leidraad of valkuil: inleiding.Machiel Keestra & Hans Achterhuis - 1999 - Wijsgerig Perspectief 39 (4):97-98.
    Zoals bekend is de verhouding tussen filosofie en politiek problematisch. De veroordeling van Socrates door de polis maakte diepe indruk op zijn leerling Plato. Mede om dit soort misstappen te voorkomen ontwierp deze een ideale staat waarin filosofen koningen moesten worden. Vanuit dit idee probeerde hij ook Dionysus, de heerser van Syracus, tot een wijsgerig verantwoorde politiek te brengen. De mislukking van dit Siciliaans avontuur heeft velen na hem ervan overtuigd dat filosofen zich beter niet in kunnen laten met politieke (...)
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    Hannah Arendt on the Relation Between Morality and Plurality.Giorgos Papaoikonomou - 2015 - Dialogue and Universalism 25 (2):79-91.
    In this article, we examine, in the light of Arendt s categories, the fundamental structure of traditional claims on moral life. In other words, we evaluate the spirit in which traditional morality relates to the human world, especially, to the human condition of plurality. In this way, we shall be led to a perceptive reading of Arendt s groundbreaking view on morality and its borderline possibility of assuming a paradoxically significant role in the worldly affairs.
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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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    Philosopher-Kings in the Kingdom of Ends: Why Democracy Needs a Philosophically Informed Citizenry.Richard Oxenberg - 2015 - Philosophy Now 10 (111).
    Question: How do you turn a democracy into a tyranny? Answer (as those familiar with Plato's Republic will know): Do nothing. It will become a tyranny all by itself. My essay argues that for democracy to function it must inculcate in its citizens something of the moral and intellectual virtues of Plato’s Philosopher-Kings, who identify their own personal good with the good of society as a whole. Only thereby can Kant’s ideal of the ‘Kingdom of Ends’ - a society in (...)
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    Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato’s Republic.C. D. C. REEVE - 1988 - Hackett Pub. Co..
    Reeve's classic work provides an interpretation of Republic that makes a case for the coherence of Plato's argument.
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    The Craft of Ruling in Plato's Euthydemus and Republic.Richard Parry - 2003 - Phronesis 48 (1):1 - 28.
    We will investigate the relation between the notion of the craft of ruling in the "Euthydemus" and in the "Republic". In the "Euthydemus", Socrates' search for an account of wisdom leads to his identifying it as the craft of ruling in the city. In the "Republic", the craft of ruling in the city is the virtue of wisdom in the city and the analogue of wisdom in the soul. Still, the craft of ruling leads to aporia in the former dialogue (...)
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    SPRAGUE, R. K. "Plato's Philosopher-King: A Study of the Theoretical Back Ground". [REVIEW]J. M. Osborn - 1979 - Mind 88:124.
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    Plato’s Philosopher-King.K. P. - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (1):155-156.
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    Philosopher-Kings. The Argument of Plato's Republic.Michael L. Morgan - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (2):417-418.
    One of the major themes of Plato's Republic is unity, and it has seemed anomalous to many that a work devoted to advocating unity should itself be read as lacking that very feature. Yet much appears to tell against the unity of the Republic and to thwart attempts to find a synthetic whole amidst the rich complexity of the dialogue. Hence, it is not surprising that in this book Reeve tries to demonstrate the unity of the Republic; what is surprising (...)
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    The Origins of Plato's Philosopher Statesman.J. S. Morrison - 1958 - Classical Quarterly 8 (3-4):198-.
    The idea of the philosopher-statesman finds its first literary expression in Plato's Republic, where Socrates, facing the ‘third wave’ of criticism of his ideal State, how it can be realized in practice, declares2 that it will be sufficient ‘to indicate the least change that would affect a transformation into this type of government. There is one change’, he claims, ‘not a small change certainly, nor an easy one, but possible.’ ‘Unless either philosophers become kings in their countries, or those who (...)
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    Do Plato's Philosopher‐Rulers Sacrifice Self‐Interest to Justice?Timothy Mahoney - 1992 - Phronesis 37 (3):265-282.
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    "Plato's Philosopher-King: A Study of the Theoretical Background," by Rosamond Kent Sprague.Joan Kung - 1978 - Modern Schoolman 55 (2):217-217.
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    Rosamond Kent Sprague: Plato's Philosopher-King: A Study of the Theoretical Background. Pp. Xviii + 132. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1976. Hard Covers. [REVIEW]Pamela M. Huby - 1979 - The Classical Review 29 (01):162-.
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    Philosopher-Rulers.Kenneth Dorter - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):335-356.
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    Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity.William D. Desmond - 2011 - Continuum.
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    The Social Role of the Philosopher in Plato.Edouard des Places - 1931 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 5 (4):556-572.
  38. added 2015-03-05
    Until Philosophers Are Kings. A Study of the Political Theory of Plato and Aristotle in Relation to the Modern State. By Roger Chance M.A., Ph.D. (University of London Press. 1928. Pp. Xvi + 293. Price 10s. 6d.). [REVIEW]C. Delisle Burns - 1929 - Philosophy 4 (14):276-.
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    Knowledge and Power in Plato’s Political Thought.Thom Brooks - 2006 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (1):51 – 77.
    Plato justifies the concentration and exercise of power for persons endowed with expertise in political governance. This article argues that this justification takes two distinctly different sets of arguments. The first is what I shall call his 'ideal political philosophy' described primarily in the Republic as rule by philosopher-kings wielding absolute authority over their subjects. Their authority stems solely from their comprehension of justice, from which they make political judgements on behalf of their city-state. I call the second set of (...)
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    Justice and Dishonesty in Plato’s Republic.Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):79-95.
    In this paper we explore plato's paradoxical remarks about the philosophical rulers' use of dishonesty in the "republic"--Rulers who, On the one hand, Are said to love truth above all else, But on the other hand are encouraged to make frequent use of "medicinal lies." we establish first that plato's remarks are in fact consistent, According to the relevant platonic theories too often forgotten by both critics and defenders of plato. Finally, We reformulate the underlying moral issue of the purported (...)
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    Why Should Philosophers Rule? Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Protrepticus.Christopher Bobonich - 2007 - Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2):153-175.
    I examine Plato's claim in the Republic that philosophers must rule in a good city and Aristotle's attitude towards this claim in his early, and little discussed, work, the Protrepticus. I argue that in the Republic, Plato's main reason for having philosophers rule is that they alone understand the role of philosophical knowledge in a good life and how to produce characters that love such knowledge. He does not think that philosophic knowledge is necessary for getting right the vast majority (...)
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    Plato the Statesman.André Bremond - 1936 - Modern Schoolman 14 (3):52-56.
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    Plato's Philosophy of Political Leadership.John P. Anton - 2011 - Philosophical Inquiry 35 (3-4):1-7.
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    The Happy Philosopher--A Counterexample to Plato's Proof.Simon H. Aronson - 1972 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 10 (4):383-398.
    The author argues that Plato’s “proof” that happiness follows justice has a fatal flaw – because the philosopher king in Plato’s Republic is itself a counter example.
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