FREEDOM, LIBERALITY, AND LIBERTY IN PLATO'S LAWS

@article{Laks2007FREEDOMLA,
  title={FREEDOM, LIBERALITY, AND LIBERTY IN PLATO'S LAWS},
  author={Andr{\'e} Laks},
  journal={Social Philosophy and Policy},
  year={2007},
  volume={24},
  pages={130 - 152}
}
  • A. Laks
  • Published 29 May 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Social Philosophy and Policy
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