Review of Moore, Kenneth Royce. Plato, Politics and a Practical Utopia.London: Continuum. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4411-5317-3 [Book Review]

Dylan Futter
University of the Witwatersrand
In Plato, Politics and a Practical Utopia Kenneth Royce Moore offers a working model of Magnesia, the city of Plato's Laws. His method is to treat the “second-best city” “as if it were a real polis of the ancient world” (p. 82). Moore's conclusion is that Plato has created a “fairly large city”, with some unusual institutional features, but one that is “strangely practical” and firmly grounded in reality (p. ix). The Laws is often said to be a long and rambling work showing “various signs of (…) - 12. Plato 12 (2012)
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