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    DescriptionAll over the world secular rationalist governments and judicial authorities have been challenged by increasingly forceful claims made on behalf of divine law. For those who believe that reason - not faith - should be the basis of politics and the law, proponents of divine law raise theoretical and practical concerns that must be addressed seriously and respectfully. As Mark J. Lutz makes plain in this illuminating book, they have an important ally in Plato, whose long-neglected Laws provides an eye-opening analysis of the relation between political philosophy and religion and a powerful defense of political rationalism. Plato mounts his case, Lutz reveals, through a productive dialogue between his Athenian Stranger and various devout citizens that begins by exploring the common ground between them, but ultimately establishes the authority of rational political philosophy to guide the law. The result will fascinate not only political theorists but also scholars at all levels with an interest in the intersection of religion and politics or in the questions that surround ethics and civic education.


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    Title
    Divine Law and Moral Virtue in Plato's Laws
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark J. Lutz
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780875804453
    ISBN 10: 0875804454
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HRAM2
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 321.07, 321/.07
    DC23: 320.01
    LC classification: JC71.P264 L87 2012
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Northern Illinois University Press
    Imprint name
    Northern Illinois University Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Dekalb, IL
    Author Information
    Mark J. Lutz is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and author of Socrates' Education to Virtue: Learning the Love of the Noble.
    Review quote
    "Lutz has written the best first book to read on Plato's "Laws." It is free of jargon, straightforward, and accessible in its presentation. Though the title suggests a narrow focus on laws that claim a divine origin, Lutz leads readers to see that the real subject is education to virtue....Highly recommended." -CHOICE