Paulo Butti de Lima

Once again on the authenticity of Plato’s Seventh Letter

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Keywords: Seventh Letter, Plato’s last works, authenticity, political theory, philoso- pher’s rule

The Seventh Letter is our main document on Plato’s political activities and offer new perspectives to the interpretation of the philosopher’s political views. Two recent contributions on the Seventh Letter address again the problem of the letter’s authenticity. In this article, we consider the main arguments adduced by these new studies and ask how to read today Plato’s political theory through this old discussion. Can our political interpretation of the Seventh Letter go beyond the problem of its attribution?

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