Plato’s Laws, Book I: The Divine Puppet

The first word of the first sentence of the Laws is "god". Plato's Laws ("nomoi") is one of four dialogues whose titles indicates the subject matter, the others being the Republic, the Statesman, and the Sophist. The later interpolated subtitle can be translated literally as "Acts of Lawgiving", unlike the Republic, whose subtitle is "On the Just". The Laws is, therefore, focused on the activity of … Continue reading Plato’s Laws, Book I: The Divine Puppet