Plato's Tough Guys and Their Attachment to Justice

Author:   Peter J. Hansen
Publisher:   Lexington Books
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9781498590976


Pages:   220
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Peter J. Hansen
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498590976


ISBN 10:   1498590977
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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I. Reading Plato II. Thrasymachus' Attack on Justice III. Socrates Refutes Thrasymachus IV. Callicles' Attack on Justice V. Socrates Questions Callicles VI. Callicles Retreats VII. Socrates Concludes VIII. Other Tough Guys

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Plato's Tough Guys and Their Attachment to Justice is an engrossing examination of the human concern for justice, the power of which is revealed by showing that it continues to move even those `tough guys' who claim to have abandoned it. Hansen's interpretation of Plato is careful and perceptive, but, most important, it serves to illuminate an enduring aspect of our humanity. -- Devin Stauffer, University of Texas at Austin Plato's Tough Guys and Their Attachment to Justice is a lucid and penetrating study of the strange power of justice to inspire those who want to deny it. And Peter Hansen makes his point-where better than in Plato? -- Harvey Mansfield, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Peter Hansen's remarkable book demonstrates how much we can still learn about ourselves by reading Plato well. Plato's Tough Guys suggests that we are more complicated beings than our own theories usually acknowledge: we are more attached to the idea of justice than we realize, and more unsettled by this attachment than we care to admit. -- Bryan Garsten, Yale University


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Peter J. Hansen is lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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