Moderating the aims of wise legislation : on the purpose of Dorian politics in Book III of Plato's Laws

dc.contributor.advisorStauffer, Devin, 1970-
dc.creatorMead, Samuel W.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-9187-9983
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-25T23:05:52Z
dc.date.available2021-02-25T23:05:52Z
dc.date.created2020-12
dc.date.issued2020-12-11
dc.date.submittedDecember 2020
dc.date.updated2021-02-25T23:05:52Z
dc.description.abstractThis report analyzes Plato’s treatment of Dorian politics in Book III of his Laws. That treatment tests and finds insufficient a premise stated in Book I, that virtue is the necessary and sufficient condition for political prosperity. This premise is used to support the criteria of wise legislation set down in Books I and II. In challenging this premise, Plato uses Book III to show that wise legislation cannot aim for or rely upon virtue alone, be it civic or philosophic; wise legislation must look to the lower necessities, and most of all, the necessity of a mixed regime.
dc.description.departmentGovernment
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/84801
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/11772
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPlato
dc.subjectPolitical theory
dc.titleModerating the aims of wise legislation : on the purpose of Dorian politics in Book III of Plato's Laws
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentGovernment
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernment
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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