Plato, Socrates, and the Politics of Meta-Aggression
2013 (English)In: Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, ISSN 1600-1974, Vol. 14, no 2, 103-118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The argument is that if we assume a non-cognitivist outlook in metaethics then we should also adopt a way of reading classics in political philosophy that focuses on moral knowledge and its link to political authority. By distinguishing between Plato and Socrates on these matters we are provided with two ideal types that may serve as useful models when clarifying past and present controversies over one of the most important questions in political philosophy: the justifiability (or non-justifiability) of majority rule. As a by-product of the discussion of Plato and Socrates a path to an interesting defence of majority rule based on non-cognitivism will become visible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 14, no 2, 103-118 p.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97350DOI: 10.1515/sats-2013-0006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97350DiVA: diva2:677073