Verso l’immutabile perfezione: la “correzione” delle leggi fra idealità e utopia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Towards the immutable perfection: the "correction" of the laws between ideality and utopia

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution investigates the "correction of the law" (epanorthosis) in Greek thought, mainly examining the reflections of oratory and philosophy. The study of the concept of epanorthosis of the law is very interesting, both for its history, from its birth in the context of anti-democratic propaganda at the end of the 5th century to its diffusion in the theoretical reflection of the 4th century, and for the various nuances with which it is colored. The semantic sphere of epanorthosis, whose diffusion seems originally anchored to a very specific historical-political context, on the one hand can take on, in the context of theoretical reflections, a utopian meaning, as emerges above all from those Platonic places in which the correction of the law is presented as the prerequisite for reaching its immutable perfection, but on the other hand it is not constitutively and exclusively connoted in a utopian sense.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Towards the immutable perfection: the "correction" of the laws between ideality and utopia
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationEnjeux interculturels de l’utopie politique dans l’Antiquité gréco-romaine
Pages67-97
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Correzione
  • Idealità
  • Leggi
  • Utopia

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