Knowledge and Politics: The Statesman

Mark Blitz, "Knowledge and Politics, The Statesman," Plato's Political Philosophy, Johns Hopkins Press, 2010.


“The Statesman directly follows the Sophist. Its purpose is to define the politikos whom we may call the statesman, the political man, the political scientist, or the political knower. It means especially to explore the place of knowledge in political life — in human life — and the ways to combine things politically and more generally.”