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Plato and the CityA New Introduction to Plato's Political Thought$
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Jean-Francois Pradeau

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780859896535

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780859896535.001.0001

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Producing the City: the Statesman

Producing the City: the Statesman

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(p.72) 3 Producing the City: the Statesman
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Plato and the City
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Jean-François Pradeau

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859896535.003.0004

This chapter discusses how Plato defines the material and technical functioning of politics in the Statesman, and points out that in order to understand the political thought of the Statesman, one must first use the Republic as a reference. It notes that Plato describes the technique of the political craftsman in governing a city by making a comparison with the art of weaving, explaining that the statesman produces a city-wide unity by gathering the diverse and opposed elements to live together in a harmonious woven-cloth state.

Keywords:   political thought, Statesman, Republic, Plato, governing a city, politics

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