Performing Citizenship in Plato's Laws


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"In the Laws, Plato theorizes citizenship as simultaneously a political, ethical, and aesthetic practice. His reflection on citizenship finds its roots in a descriptive psychology of human experience, with sentience and, above all, volition seen as the primary targets of a lifelong training in the values of citizenship. In the city of Magnesia described in the Laws eros for civic virtue is presented as a motivational resource not only within the reach of the 'ordinary' citizen, but also factored by default into its ...

Performing Citizenship in Plato's Laws 2014, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781107072886