TITLE

LIFELESS WRITINGS OR LIVING SCRIPT?: THE LIFE OF LAW IN PLATO, MIDDLE PLATONISM, AND JEWISH PLATONIZERS

AUTHOR(S)
Lane, Melissa S.
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Cardozo Law Review;Feb2013, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p937
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the concerns related to living script or lifeless writings that depicts the life of law in Plato, philosopher of classical Greece, and Platonism, Plato's philosophy. It discusses the problems relating to written law and necessities of law that include precise knowledge and deepest possible ethical habituation. It presents Statesman and Phaedrus, dialogues written by Plato, which states that written law necessarily fails to incorporate precise knowledge and undermine memory. It states that Statesman's' critique of law is ignorant and is spelled in terms of inaccuracy and inflexibility. The discussion of writing in the Phaedrus originates with Lysias, speech writer, who claimed that powerful men in classical Greek cities were ashamed to leave writings.
ACCESSION #
85918516

 

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