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  • Flow and Flux in Plato’s Philosophy

    By Andrew J. Mason

    In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato’s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • The Platonic Tradition in Anglo-Saxon Philosophy

    Studies in the History of Idealism in England and America

    By John H. Muirhead

    Originally published in 1931, Muirhead’s study aims to challenge the view that Locke’s empiricism is the main philosophical thought to come out of England, suggesting that the Platonic tradition is much more prominent. These views are explored in detail in this text as well as touching on its…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 

  • Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Third City (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophy at War with Positivism

    By Borna Bebek

    The Third City, first published in 1982, offers an innovative response to the troubled relationship between Western philosophy, as it has been conducted since the Renaissance, and the everyday lives of the communities in which we live. Bebek contends that the model of philosophical reflection is to…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge Revivals

  • Boundaries of Utopia - Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin

    By Erik van Ree

    The idea that socialism could be established in a single country was adopted as an official doctrine by the Soviet Union in 1925, Stalin and Bukharin being the main formulators of the policy. Before this there had been much debate as to whether the only way to secure socialism would be as a result…

    Hardback – 2015-06-05
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • The Essence of Plato's Philosophy

    By Constantin Ritter

    This book, first published in English in 1933, provides a detailed analysis of the life and concepts of the Greek philosopher Plato. The Essence of Plato’s Philosophy explores epistemology and ontology, the philosophy of nature, ethics and the philosophy of the state, and aesthetics and religion.…

    Hardback – 2015-03-26
    Routledge Revivals

  • Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

    By Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a…

    Hardback – 2014-09-25

  • The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Plato's Meno In Focus

    Edited by Jane M. Day

    In one volume, this book brings together a new English translation of Plato's Meno, a selection of illuminating articles on themes in the dialogue published between 1965 and 1985 and an introduction setting the Meno in its historical context and opening up the key philosophical issues which the…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Philosophers in Focus

  • Plato's Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Gulley

    First published in 1962, this book provides a systematic account of the development of Plato’s theory of knowledge. Beginning with a consideration of the Socratic and other influences which determined the form in which the problem of knowledge first presented itself to Plato, the author then works…

    Paperback – 2014-02-10
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religious Platonism

    The Influence of Religion on Plato and the Influence of Plato on Religion

    By James Kern Feibleman

    In Plato’s Laws is the earliest surviving fully developed cosmological argument. His influence on the philosophy of religion is wide ranging and this book examines both that and the influence of religion on Plato. Central to Plato’s thought is the theory of forms, which holds that there exists a…

    Hardback – 2013-04-11
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

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