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By Dominic J. O'Meara

ISBN-10: 1107183278

ISBN-13: 9781107183278

wisdom of the constitution of the cosmos, Plato indicates, is necessary in organizing a human group which goals at happiness. This e-book investigates this topic in Plato's later works, the Timaeus, Statesman, and legislation. Dominic J. O'Meara proposes clean readings of those texts, ranging from the non secular gala's and technical and inventive abilities within the context of which Plato elaborates his cosmological and political theories, for instance the Greek architect's use of types as utilized by way of Plato in describing the making of the area. O'Meara offers an account of the version of which Plato's international is a picture; of the maths utilized in generating the area; and of the relation among the cosmic version and the political technology and laws inquisitive about designing a version country within the legislation. Non-specialist students and scholars should be capable of entry and benefit from the book.

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