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Plato's conception of justice and the question of human dignity

Author: Marek Piechowiak
Publisher: Berlin : Peter Lang, [2019] ©2019
Series: Philosophy and cultural studies revisited, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first comprehensive study of Plato's conception of justice. The universality of human rights and the universality of human dignity, which is recognised as their source, are among the crucial philosophical problems in modern-day legal orders and in contemporary culture in general. If dignity is genuinely universal, then human beings also possessed it in ancient times. Plato not only perceived human  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Piechowiak
ISBN: 9783631659700 3631659709 3653054257 9783653054255
OCLC Number: 1103799170
Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The Timaeus on dignity : the Demiurge's speech --
Justice as a virtue --
The content of just actions --
Justice of the law and justice of the state --
Equality --
Some key issues in Plato's conception of justice --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Philosophy and cultural studies revisited, v. 4.
Responsibility: Marek Piechowiak.

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In this first comprehensive study of Plato's conception of justice, apprehension of human dignity plays a crucial role for understanding an individual in relation to law and state. Plato's philosophy  Read more...
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