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ISBN-13 9780739151518ISBN-10 0739151517
ISBN-10 0-7391-1188-4ISBN-13 978-0-7391-1188-8
Author(s): Kenneth Dorter
Publisher: Lexington Books
Pages: 408

Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also traces Plato's tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid distinctions for the sake of clarity, which are subsequently transformed into more fluid conceptions that no longer sacrifice complexity and subtlety for clarity.