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Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy: Practicing a Politics of Reading is an experiment in performative publication. A publication is performative when its mode of publication enacts the argument for which it advocates.

In this case, the argument of the book is that Platonic writing is political insofar is it is capable of cultivating communities of readers concerned with the questions of justice, the beautiful, and the good.

The enhanced digital book is designed to encourage readers to actively respond to the ideas in the text and to share those ideas publicly.

The success of this experiment will depend upon the willingness of readers to share their reflection and enter into public dialogue in a digital space here.

So welcome to this ongoing digital dialogue about Socrates, Plato, and the practice of a politics of reading.