This thoughtful and wide-ranging book addresses a problem that is as salient for modern as for ancient democracies: Given that democracy is necessarily predicated on judging the worth of public speech, how can democratic decision makers, whether legislators or jurors, know when speech is truthful? This new book by Peter MacDonald Eggers examines the commercial, contractual and civil relationships in which claims in deceit have been made. Likewise, breakdown in knowledge management is a key reason for Athenian military failures in the latter part of the war. Free speech in the ancient democracy was not a protected right but an expression of the freedom from hierarchy, awe, reverence and shame. Over the past two centuries, this pragmatic approach to extending the franchise has gradually been displaced by more idealistic democratic philosophies that focus instead on promoting liberal principles and human rights. Deception and democracy in classical Athens. I contend that devotion to the city's gods and heroes and knowledge of their mythology were essential parts of the religious and ideological instruction of Athenian ephebes.
He focuses on the ideology of military trickery, notions of the 'noble lie' and the developing associations of rhetorical language with deceptive communication. Bringing together many of the finest minds studying the subject, the editors have assembled a singularly useful guide for navigating---and challenging---the current state of ubiquitous commodification. Dr Hesk traces the ways in which Athenian drama, democratic oratory and elite prose-writing construct and theorize a relationship between dishonesty and civic identity. Contributions from both renowned scholars and emerging intellectuals make this book a timely and valuable contribution to the fields of media and communication studies, political science, cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology. Through readings of Socrates's trial, Greek tragedy and comedy, Thucydides's History, and Plato's Protagoras this volume explores the paradoxical connections between free speech, democracy, shame, and Socratic philosophy and Thucydidean history as practices of uncovering.
In ancient Athens, a similar concern centered on techniques of persuasion associated with professional teachers of rhetoric: the socalled sophists. Click Download or Read Online button to get deception and democracy in classical athens book now. These fields have been coming into more fruitful contact over the past 20 years, as evidenced by a spate of interdisciplinary work. Athenian democratic culture was crucially informed by a nuanced, anxious and dynamic discourse on the problems and opportunities which deception presented for its citizenry. .
Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. Athens and the 'noble lie'-- 4. It is particularly concerned with the way in which the telling of lies was a problem for the world's first democracy and compares this problem with the modern Western situation. Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens combines close analysis of Athenian texts with lively critiques of modern theorists and classical scholars. Gramsci without necessarily accepting the negative connotations that Gramsci, and others, have associated with the concept.
Although the Athenians do manifest the characteristics of agility, speed, and common-good seeking that the Corinthians attribute to the Athenians, the source of Athenian exceptionalism is better sought in the development of democratic institutions and associated patterns of behavior. This book, first published in 2000, is a full-length study of the representation of deceit and lies in classical Athens. I adapt the concept of ideological hegemony from A. I make the case that Codrus was one of the forty-two eponymous age-set heroes Ath. This paper proposes a particular interpretation of the epirrhematic agon between Euripides and Aeschylus in Aristophanes' Frogs, namely that Euripides' epirrheme constitutes a rhetorical display epideixis , whereas Aeschylus' involves a question-and-answer approach with elements that resemble the Socratic elenchus. Author by : Arlene W. This ancient discourse on lying highlights the dangers of modern resignation and postmodern complacency concerning the politics and morality of deception.
Democratic Athens depended directly and self-consciously on actively deploying the epistemic resources of its citizenry to hold its place in a highly competitive multistate environment. But they must also inter alia create institutions for setting agendas and implementing policy. The capacity for institutional innovation is promoted by growing sophistication and sustained diversity of participants, while sophistication and diversity are, in turn, promoted by well-designed institutions. The rhetoric of anti-rhetoric: Athenian oratory-- 5. Drawing on new empirical research from the political and cognitive sciences, Angus Fletcher deftly analyzes the narrative elements of two dozen stage plays, novels, romances, histories, and operas written by such authors as Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Ariosto, Machiavelli, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, William Congreve, John Gay, Henry Fielding, and Washington Irving.
To be successful, real-world epistemic democracies like other governments must indeed accurately predict and characterize outcomes. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The Athenian case suggests that, along with outcome prediction and characterization, an enhanced capacity for institutional innovation in the face of environmental change is a central feature of epistemic democracies. Deceiving the enemy: negotiation and anxiety-- 3. He is surely right to conclude that 'without that struggle, we may as well give up on democracy altogether.
There are major sections on Greek tragedy, comedy, oratory, historiography and p This book is a study of the ways in which classical Athenian texts represent and evaluate the morality of deception. Mobilizing comparisons with twentieth-century democracies, the author argues that Athenian literature made deception a fundamental concern for democratic citizenship. Thinking with the rhetoric of anti-rhetoric-- Epilogue-- Bibliography-- Indexes. It is particularly concerned with the way in which the telling of lies was a problem for the world's first democracy and compares this problem with the modern Western situation. He focuses on the ideology of military trickery, notions of the 'noble lie' and the developing associations of rhetorical language with deceptive communication. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Athenian democratic culture was crucially informed by a nuanced, anxious and dynamic discourse on the problems and opportunities which deception presented for its citizenry. In his text, which I propose to read as a work of political criticism, Thucydides set out to investigate power, human nature, and their relation-ship to democratic Athens' potential and to its political failure. That freedom was challenged by the consequences of the rejection of shame aidos which had served as a cohesive force within the polity. He focuses on the ideology of military trickery, notions of the 'noble lie' and the developing associations of rhetorical language with deceptive communication.