Likums un morāle: Platona politiskā filosofija

Translated title of the contribution: Law and Morality: Plato's Political Philosophy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The article gives a short insight in the historical context surrounding Plato’s views on the
functions and structure of laws given in his political philosophy. This background enables us
to see knowledge as the core criteria for legislation in Plato, as well as to highlight the issue
of preludes. The article offers to see the understanding of laws as one of the possible answers
to an ethically and politically fundamental question in Plato’s political philosphy, namely,
what is justice.
Translated title of the contributionLaw and Morality: Plato's Political Philosophy
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationLatvijas Universitātes raksti
EditorsAndris Rubenis
Place of PublicationRīga
PublisherLatvijas Universitāte
Volume784 : Filosofija
ISBN (Print)978-9984-45-637-9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLatvijas Universitātes Raksti
ISSN (Print)1407-2157


  • philosophy
  • law
  • ethics and human rights
  • Plato
  • communities
  • morality
  • equality

Field of Science*

  • 6.3 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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