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German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism

Finding the Way Out of the Cave

Authors: Bishop, Paul

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  • Presents an engaging and original exploration of German political thought in relation to Plato’s seminal allegory of the cave
  • Examines the relation between the individual and society, the primacy of the economic, our engagement with the material world, the notion of the contract, and the function of the state
  • Opens up arguments about Plato and his influence on Western political thought
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Taking Plato’s allegory of the cave as its starting-point, this book demonstrates how later European thinkers can be read as a reaction and a response to key aspects of this allegory and its discourse of enchainment and liberation. Focusing on key thinkers in the tradition of European (and specifically German) political thought including Kant, Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Frankfurt School, it relates them back to such foundational figures as Rousseau, Aristotle, and in particular Plato. All these thinkers are considered in relation to key passages from their major works, accompanied by an explanatory commentary which seeks to follow a conceptual and imagistic thread through the labyrinth of these complex, yet fascinating, texts. This book will appeal in particular to scholars of political theory, philosophy, and German language and culture.

About the authors

Paul Bishop is William Jacks Chair of Modern Languages at University of Glasgow, UK. His previous publications include Carl Jung (2014), A Companion to Friedrich Nietzsche, Life and Works (2012), and Nietzsche and Antiquity: His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition (2004). 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04510-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04509-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism
Book Subtitle
Finding the Way Out of the Cave
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04510-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04510-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04509-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 408
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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