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    ISSN: 0143-781X 
    Language: English
    In: History of political thought, 2014-01-01, Vol.35 (4), p.595-631
    Description: The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how the divide between systematic and historical approaches in political philosophy can be overcome. To this end I use the contemporary debate on cosmopolitanism and show that Plato already gave a philosophical answer to its central beliefs. Since this is meant to be a historical claim I argue (1) that the question of how Plato reacts to the cosmopolitan challenge is not new but one already posed by Plato's contemporaries, (2) that Plato reacted to changing constitutional situations and to the cosmopolitan challenges of the early Sophists through systematic and historical political philosophy. In a more detailed interpretation of the Politeia I show (3) how Plato constructs his dialogue to silence his opponents and make room for something else, namely philosophy. Reading Plato in this way does not offer solutions but instead urges us to reconsider philosophical beliefs.
    Subject(s): Ancient Cosmopolitanism ; Ancient Greece ; Ancient Greek Philosophy ; Beliefs ; Constitution ; Contemporary Cosmopolitanism ; Cosmopolitanism ; Fourth Century ; Global justice ; Greece ; Justice ; Liberalism ; Metaphysics ; Philosophy ; Plato's Letters ; Platonism ; Political Philosophy ; Political science ; Political thought ; Socrates ; Socratic philosophy ; Sophistry ; Soul ; The Republic ; Xenophon
    ISSN: 0143-781X
    E-ISSN: 2051-2988
    Source: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
    Source: JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV
    Source: Get It Now
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