Who Let the Dogs Out?

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In this chapter from Plato's Animals, Christopher P. Long tracks the philosophical life among the wolves and dogs of Plato’s Republic. Long argues that the scent-markings of the canines in the Republic leave a trail that might itself be used as a kind of cognitive map leading us to one of the central teachings of the text itself: that the philosophical life is situated precariously between the tyrannical tendencies of the wolf and the blind obedience of the well-trained dog.
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Tweet your comments to the author: @cplong. More information about Plato's Animals available at: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/807492
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Philosophy, Continental Thought, Classical Studies, Classics, Plato, Plato's Dialogues, Plato's Republic
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Long, Chistopher P. “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Plato’s Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 2015. 131-145.
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