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  1. Philosopher-Strangers: Xenia and Panhellenism in Plato’s Laws.Samuel Ortencio Flores - 2022 - Polis 39 (2):237–260.
    Since antiquity, there has been little consensus on how to interpret the identity of the anonymous Athenian Stranger of Plato’s Laws. This paper uses the Stranger’s identification as xenos as a starting point in examining the role of xenia in Plato’s Laws. In this dialogue, Plato uses xenia throughout the dialogue to portray philosophic relationships between characters from different poleis and to establish the importance of intercultural and Panhellenic exchange for philosophic friendship and the establishment of an ideal polis. The (...)
     
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    Recognition and Redistribution in Aristotle’s Account of Stasis.Douglas Cairns, Mirko Canevaro & Kleanthis Mantzouranis - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):1-34.
    In Politics 5.1–3, Aristotle sees different conceptions of proportional equality and justice as the fundamental causes of stasis and metabolē. His account shows what happens to notions of ‘particular’ justice when they become causes of individual and collective action in pursuit of moral and political revolution. The whole discussion of the causes of stasis should be read through the filter of individual/group motivation – as a reflection of what goes on in the heads of those who engage in stasis. Movements (...)
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    Cynicism as Immanent Critique: Diogenes and the Philosophy of Transvaluation.Darren Gardner - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):123-148.
    I argue that Diogenes and early Cynicism can be understood in an explicitly social and political context, where Cynic praxis, performative public action, can be seen to make visible oppositions inherent to the polity. In doing so, Diogenes’ praxis should be understood as a form of immanent critique, one that demonstrates, for example, that nature and custom are interrelated oppositions in the polis. Cynicism here is understood as a form of immanent critique because Diogenes challenges the social norms of the (...)
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  4. Law and Economic Growth in Ancient Athens.Edward M. Harris - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):203-212.
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    The Beautiful in Aristotle’s Ethics.David H. Little - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):149-163.
    This article argues for an aesthetic reading of to kalon, primarily as it appears in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle uses to kalon to indicate that, to the morally serious, virtue is attractive and productive of a kind of pleasure. Read aesthetically, to kalon mitigates the tension between one’s own good and the common good. Aristotle shows how his students’ understanding of to kalon can be refined and thus preserved as an important and salutary feature of moral and political life.
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    Cyrus’ Beehive: Ruling Eros and with Eros in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia.Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):99-122.
    This paper examines the role of love in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia. I argue that an essential aspect of Cyrus’ knowledgeable rule is a specific understanding of eros and a corresponding strategy to cope with the power of love. Specifically, I contend that by exploiting a common Greek distinction between the beloved and the lover, he articulates the view that lovers are subjects or even slaves to their beloved who deceive themselves into thinking that their attraction and the ensuing behaviors are voluntary. (...)
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  7. Odd, Idle, and Vicious: Plato’s Use of Public Opinion in His Characterization of the Philosopher in Republic VI.Trinidad Silva - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):164-184.
    Plato’s characterization of the philosopher often emerges as a way to respond to popular conceptions and representations of the intellectual in Athenian society. In book 6 of the Republic in particular, he articulates his greatest defense of the philosopher against two major charges – that of being vicious and useless. Voicing what appears to be a commonly held view among Athenians, this representation of the philosopher is raised by Adeimantus as an objection to Socrates’ proposal of a philosopher-king. Surprisingly, rather (...)
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  8. Demagogues and Demagoguery in Hellenistic Greece.Matt Simonton - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):35-76.
    This paper introduces scholars of Greek political thought to the continued existence of the phenomenon of demagoguery, or ‘leadership of the people’, in the Hellenistic period. After summarizing Classical elite discourse about demagoguery, I explore three areas in which political leaders continued to run afoul of elite norms in Hellenistic democratic poleis: 1) political persecution of the wealthier members of a political community; 2) ‘pandering to’ the people in a way considered infra dignitatem; and 3) stoking bellicosity among the common (...)
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  9. Eumenides and the Invention of Politics.Peter J. Steinberger - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):77-98.
    Recent scholarship has shown that the Eumenides of Aeschylus, far from presenting a complete and coherent picture of the well-ordered polis, in fact offers something quite different, namely, a complex set of questions, concerns and conundrums regarding the very nature of political society. But I suggest that the literature has not yet provided a fully satisfying account of the ways in which those questions are underwritten by the specifically literary practice of Aeschylus as it develops the play’s larger theoretical – (...)
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    Platonic and Aristotelian Teichopolitics.Adam Woodcox - 2022 - Polis 39 (1):185-202.
    This paper provides a sustained investigation into ancient teichopolitics – the politics of constructing walls – and the question of whether the best city should be surrounded by walls. Plato’s Laws adopts the Spartan view that walls have a negative effect on national character and argues that they should be ‘left lying asleep and undisturbed in the ground’. Aristotle’s Politics puts forward a series of objections to Plato and adopts the more pragmatic view that walls are necessary. Although both philosophers (...)
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  11. Literatur.Theresa Bechtel, Wolfgang Sander & Katharina Hoffmann - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):32-34.
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  12. Auf den Prüfstand: Die mangelnde Repräsentanz von Frauen in der Forschung zu politischer Bildung.Helle Becker - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):7-10.
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  13. Wir haben ein spannendes Angebot, weil wir keine einfachen Antworten präsentieren, sondern Ambiguitätstoleranz fordern und fördern.Christian Boeser, Susanne Offen & Elia Scaramuzza - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):15-18.
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    Zwischen Chancen und Zwängen – Potenziale und Hindernisse genderbewusster (politischer) Bildung in der Schule.Judith Goetz - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):11-14.
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    Der Koalitionsvertrag aus Perspektive der Politischen Bildung. Neue demokratiepolitische Impulse?Tim Rogge - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):4-6.
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  16. Der demokratische Beitrag von Homo-, Bi-, Trans- und Inter*freundlichkeit im Politikunterricht.Annika Spahn & Jonathan Vogt - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):19-24.
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    DVPB aktuell.Alexander Wohnig, Andrea Szukala, Moritz Peter Haarmann, Joshua Hausen, Steve Kenner, Stefan Fölker, Georg Mohr & Michael Sauer - 2022 - Polis 26 (1):25-31.
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  18. Politische Bildung nach der Bundestagswahl.Helle Becker & Thomas Stornig - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):4-6.
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  19. Corona-Politik im Planspiel.Christopher Christopher Hempel - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):22-25.
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    POLIS Podcast.Gudrun Heinrich & Steve Kenner - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):18-21.
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  21. Die außerschulische politische Bildung in Corona-Zeiten und danach?!Julia Oppermann - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):15-17.
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  22. Politikunterricht während der Corona-Pandemie.Kerstin Pohl, Lars Schreiber & Veit Straßner - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):7-10.
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  23. Literatur.Johannes Schillo, Johannes Drerup, Tim Isenberg, Thomas Beier & Hans-Joachim von Olberg - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):31-34.
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    Kinder und Jugendliche in der Corona-Krise.Martina Tschirner - 2022 - Polis 25 (4):11-14.
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