Plato on utopia
The Laws is one of Plato's last dialogues. In it, he sketches
the basic political structure and laws of an ideal city named Magnesia.
Despite the fact that the Laws treats a number of basic issues
in political and ethical philosophy as well as theology, it has
suffered neglect compared with the Republic. In recent years,
however, more scholarly attention has been paid to the Laws.
This entry discusses some of the most important issues arising in
recent scholarship and suggests avenues for future research.