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Plato and the Mythic Tradition in Political Thought

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674984646

Publication Date: 12/08/2020


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 tables

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: Plato’s Legacy and the Problem of Myth in Political Thought
  • I. Political and Philosophical Boundaries
    • 1. Nature and Myth in Plato’s Republic
    • 2. The Utopian Founding Myths of More and Bacon
    • 3. An Enlightenment Fable: Leibniz and the Boundaries of Reason
  • II. Myth and Modernity
    • 4. The New Mythology of German Idealism
    • 5. The Demon of the City: Cassirer on Myth and Plato
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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