TITLE

Filosof u Platonovoj državi

AUTHOR(S)
Nikitović, Aleksandar
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Filozofija i Drustvo;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 23, p388
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Plato's political theory rests on metaphysical principles that are understandable to only a few. It is assumed that only a narrow group of philosophers is able to put this theory into practice, and using repressive measures. The fewer the initiated the greater the repression. It is assumed that those who do not know the truth can neither predict their destiny nor do anything to make it better because they are unable to understand the goal and purpose of the repression. It is demonstrated that, in the imagined use of force, the sophists, who do acknowledge it, resort to repression to a much lesser extent than Plato's philosopher. At first, Plato's philosopher rejects the use of force as virtue, but it turns out to be indispensible, and in incomparably more aspects than it was in the sophists' case.
ACCESSION #
85483891

 

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