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Kateb, George. 2011. Human Dignity. Cambridge, MA/London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (xiii + 238 pp. ISBN: 978-0-674-04837-9).

Kateb, George. 2011. Human Dignity. Cambridge, MA/London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University... 380 Book Reviews – Buchbesprechungen that the metaphysic of this dialogue, explicit or implied, lacks full recognition of the nature of the Good” (153). This purpose is, essentially, the point of the entire work. While White does, at times, elucidate more clearly what was only touched upon earlier in the book, I think it would be better to have incorporated such discussions earlier on where it would seem more natural given the organizational scheme. However, the extensive discussion of the nature of particularity is new to the work, and those sections are worthwhile. The final chapter is followed by a 29-page epilogue comparing the claims put forth earlier on in the book with Plato’s later work, Laws. White takes it as given that Plato puts forth his most sincere and mature views on political matters in Laws. In this epilogue, White illustrates how issues raised in Statesman are picked up in Laws, and some of these matters develop in different ways from how they were presented in Statesman –a fact that White thinks reinforces the idea that Statesman is largely aporetic. Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato’s Statesman argues a clear and defensible point concerning the instructional role that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

Kateb, George. 2011. Human Dignity. Cambridge, MA/London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (xiii + 238 pp. ISBN: 978-0-674-04837-9).

History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis , Volume 16 (1): 5 – Apr 5, 2013

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380 Book Reviews – Buchbesprechungen that the metaphysic of this dialogue, explicit or implied, lacks full recognition of the nature of the Good” (153). This purpose is, essentially, the point of the entire work. While White does, at times, elucidate more clearly what was only touched upon earlier in the book, I think it would be better to have incorporated such discussions earlier on where it would seem more natural given the organizational scheme. However, the extensive discussion of the nature of particularity is new to the work, and those sections are worthwhile. The final chapter is followed by a 29-page epilogue comparing the claims put forth earlier on in the book with Plato’s later work, Laws. White takes it as given that Plato puts forth his most sincere and mature views on political matters in Laws. In this epilogue, White illustrates how issues raised in Statesman are picked up in Laws, and some of these matters develop in different ways from how they were presented in Statesman –a fact that White thinks reinforces the idea that Statesman is largely aporetic. Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato’s Statesman argues a clear and defensible point concerning the instructional role that

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