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Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity book.

Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity book. William Desmond is originally from Cork but was educated mainly in the US. He has a BA in classics and philosophy, a BSc in mathematics and completed a joint MA and PhD in classics and philosophy at Yale University. He was a lecturer at Yale for two years before returning to Ireland where he lectured in UCD, TCD and Milltown, before taking up a permanent post in Maynooth in 2007. Dr Desmond’s William Desmond is originally from Cork but was educated mainly in the US.

William Desmond is a Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His book The Greek Praise of Poverty: Origins of Ancient Cynicism (Notre Dame University Press) won the National University of Ireland Centennial Prize in 2008. Библиографические данные. Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity.

In a perfect state, therefore, philosophic wisdom should be wedded to political power. In antiquity, who were or aspired to be philosopher-kings?

In a perfect state, therefore, philosophic wisdom should be wedded to political power.

Professor William Desmond. One of the most celebrated of Plato's ideas was that if human society was ever to function successfully then philosophers would need to become kings, or kings philosophers. In a perfect state, therefore, philosophic wisdom should be wedded to political power. In antiquity, who were or aspired to be philosopher-kings? What was their understanding of wisdom and the limits of knowledge? What influence have they had on periods beyond antiquity?

Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity".

Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity". The book contains two intertwining facets: the Platonic theory and its influences on later scholars, and the identification of various rulers throughout history, from Marcus Aurelius and Julian the Apostate, to Frederick II of Sicily and Frederick the Great, to Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln, and even Lenin and Stalin, to name only a few, as "philosopher-kings" of some kind. The discussion of the Platonic theory and its influence on later Hellenistic-Roman philosophers is solid indeed.

Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity. oceedings{erKingsOA, title {Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity}, author {William Desmond}, year {2011} }. William Desmond. 1: Wisdom and power 2: Plato's Republic and philosophical monarchism 3: The 'philosopher in arms' - a Hellenistic ideal 4: Marcus Aurelius, Stoic and emperor 5: Moses, philosopher-king of the Hebrews 6: Julian the Apostate, NeoPlatonic emperor 7: The end of an ideal - ts and the poets' revenge. Philosopher-kings Philosophy, Ancient. Similar books and articles. Philosopher Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic. Villanova University. This article has no associated abstract. Plato: Philosopher Rulers in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy.

Desmond, William D. One of the most celebrated of Plato''s ideas was that if human society was ever to function successfully then philosophers would need to become kings, or kings philosophers. In a perfect state, therefore, philosophic wisdom should be wedded to political power

Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity. In a perfect state, therefore, philosophic wisdom should be wedded to political power

One of the most celebrated of Plato's ideas was that if human society was ever to function successfully then philosophers would need to become kings, or kings philosophers. In a perfect state, therefore, philosophic wisdom should be wedded to political power.

In antiquity, who were or aspired to be philosopher-kings? What was their understanding of wisdom and the limits of knowledge? What influence have they had on periods beyond antiquity? This volume focuses on Plato and his contemporaries; Alexander the Great and his Hellenistic successors; Marcus Aurelius and the 'good emperors'; Moses, Solomon and early Hebrew leaders; and Julian the Apostate, the last of the pagans. In conclusion it looks at the re-emergence of the Platonic ideal in important moments of European history, such as the Enlightenment. The theme of the philosopher-king is significant for Greco-Roman antiquity as a whole, and this work is unique in detailing the development of an idea through major periods of Greek and Roman history, and beyond.