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The Resource Cicero on politics and the limits of reason : the Republic and Laws, Jed W. Atkins

Cicero on politics and the limits of reason : the Republic and Laws, Jed W. Atkins

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Cicero on politics and the limits of reason : the Republic and Laws
Title
Cicero on politics and the limits of reason
Title remainder
the Republic and Laws
Statement of responsibility
Jed W. Atkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A prolific philosopher who also held Rome's highest political office, Cicero was uniquely qualified to write on political philosophy. In this book Professor Atkins provides a fresh interpretation of Cicero's central political dialogues - the Republic and Laws. Devoting careful attention to form as well as philosophy, Atkins argues that these dialogues together probe the limits of reason in political affairs and explore the resources available to the statesman given these limitations. He shows how Cicero appropriated and transformed Plato's thought to forge original and important works of political philosophy. The book demonstrates that Cicero's Republic and Laws are critical for understanding the history of the concepts of rights, the mixed constitution and natural law. It concludes by comparing Cicero's thought to the modern conservative tradition and argues that Cicero provides a perspective on utopia frequently absent from current philosophical treatments"--
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DLC
Dewey number
320.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JC81.C7
LC item number
A75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge classical studies
Label
Cicero on politics and the limits of reason : the Republic and Laws, Jed W. Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Reading the Republic; 2. The dream of Scipio and the science of politics; 3. Constitutional change and the mixed constitution; 4. Political society and citizens' rights; 5. Natural law; 6. Legislation for the best practicable regime; Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781107043589
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013012187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn845084670
Label
Cicero on politics and the limits of reason : the Republic and Laws, Jed W. Atkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Reading the Republic; 2. The dream of Scipio and the science of politics; 3. Constitutional change and the mixed constitution; 4. Political society and citizens' rights; 5. Natural law; 6. Legislation for the best practicable regime; Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781107043589
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013012187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn845084670

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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