Fear of Diversity: The Birth of Political Science in Ancient Greek Thought

Arlene W. Saxonhouse


This wide-ranging e-book locates the beginning of political technology within the daily international of historical Greek lifestyles, concept, and tradition. Arlene Saxonhouse contends that the Greeks, faced by means of the difficult variety of the actual international, sought a strength that may unify, constrain, and clarify it. This force towards harmony did greater than worth the brain over the senses: it led the Greeks to minimize the very actual complexities—particularly concerning ladies, the relatives, and sexuality—in either their political and private lives.

Saxonhouse opens up clean understandings of such concerns because the Greeks' worry of the female and their makes an attempt to disregard the calls for that gender, replica, and the family members necessarily make at the individual.

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