Essays Tagged: "Philosopher king"

The Dilemma of the Philosopher and the City

The Dilemma of the Philosopher and the CityIn the third wave in Book V of the Republic, Socrates proposes his idea of t ... hird wave in Book V of the Republic, Socrates proposes his idea of the philosopher-king (473d). The philosopher, Socrates claims, is superior to anyone else in any respect, and hence he should be king ... or to anyone else in any respect, and hence he should be king. Notwithstanding his superiority, the philosopher does not want to deviate from philosophy and be the ruler. The citizens also rebel again ...

(8 pages) 80 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Why do we strive to be just? To live within the constraints of our laws or for the benefit of our soul?

must be just. They must all perform their functions, which benefit the greater good of the city. A philosopher king rules the kallipolis. A philosopher king is a person who has received a specific ed ... pher king is a person who has received a specific education as outlined by Plato. The education the philosopher king has received is based on knowledge, physical training and government. This original ...

(8 pages) 109 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This article describes the triumphs that former Roman emperor Marcus Aurelus encountered; throughout his reign in power.

hers intentions of leaving the to a military general. It is often said that Marcus is the only true philosopher king in the history of the world. He was not an original nor a systematic philosopher, b ...

(1 pages) 37 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Jacksonian Democrats DBQ

Over 2000 years ago, the Greek philosopher Plato warned against the dangers of Mob Rule and the effects which may occur under such ... nst the dangers of Mob Rule and the effects which may occur under such a government, stating that a Philosopher King would be better suited to run a country. Andrew Jackson would probably have agreed ...

(5 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A essay written to describe the difference between Plato and Aristotle.

As seen with the two of the greatest fundamental philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, the progression of student and teacher does not always result in ... accepts it and Aristotle replaces the concept with that of development.Plato's Republic positions a philosopher king to rule and make laws. However, since this ideal state is void of documented regula ... physically superior, and therefore are among the guardian class, the gold of society, from where a philosopher king is derived. This king is the perfection of human beings, he is learned and bodily t ...

(6 pages) 93 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Philosophy on Leadership

ion of people. Obviously, leadership is not always or automatically good.Unlike Plato's theory, The Philosopher King, I don't believe that good leadership skills are natural or something one is born w ...

(3 pages) 154 0 4.2 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

Explain why Plato thinks Philosophers should be Kings?

to have a perfect state is if the state has a perfect leader, thus he introduces the concept of the philosopher-king.Plato identifies political justice as harmony in a structured political body. An id ... to which nature fitted him or her, and does not interfere in any other business.Socrates describes philosophers as "those who love the sight of truth" (475-e). He claims that what makes philosophers ...

(5 pages) 111 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

How Does Socrates Show That Justice is Not Possible in the City?

n he discusses the three waves: equal education for women, community of women and children, and the philosopher king.Plato argues that justice is about the whole community and that for a ruler to be t ... ely difficult to achieve.Socrates suggests that this communal living is possible if the rulers were philosophers. So he asks are philosopher kings desirable? His answer is yes. To explain this in deta ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Platos Republic

rd and only few may make it, but his ideas are not completely correct. He imposed the idea that the philosopher/king would come back to rule by a sense of duty. However duty may not be the right word. ... ight word. It seems to me that the most fitting word is more like stupidity. Keep in mind that this philosopher/king has found true truth and true beauty, and yet he stills go back to a primitive way ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Celebrity obsession

ase, achieves legendary status as a high-tech troubadour, and that person naturally assumes he is a philosopher king. Fans quickly toot the cornets. Long live fame! Long live celebrity! No one respect ...

(7 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Art Essays

How does Aristotle’s view of politics differ from that of Plato’s? Do you consider that they are wholly opposed?

he Good or 'right relations' between all that exists) the leader of this group Plato labels is the 'Philosopher-King'.For Plato only philosophers had the correct attributes to govern the people. Only ... trolled by one. However these laws should still be created by the most intelligent of people."Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequatel ...

(7 pages) 12 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

On Plato’s Critique of the Arts

the organizations in which people live, then it is allowed. Since Plato himself argues that he is a philosopher who seeks to better others and also argues that philosophers are generally the only grou ... Furthermore, Plato meets his own criteria that allows art: the fact that Plato argues that he is a philosopher (who seeks to use pros to better others) provides a platform that allows artistic mimese ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies