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Description - Why Plato Wrote by Danielle S. Allen

Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the
world?s first systematic political philosopher, but also the
western world?s first think-tank activist and message man.

Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby
transform Athenian politics

Offers accessible discussions of Plato?s philosophy of
language and political theory

Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for
2011

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781444334487
ISBN-10: 1444334484
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen is UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000) and Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown vs. the Board of Education (2004).

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