publication . Article . 2007

Platonism and the World Crisis

Dillon, John;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Mar 2007 Journal: Scholae. Философское антиковедение и классическая традиция (issn: 1995-4328, eissn: 1995-4336, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Федеральное государственное бюджетное образовательное учреждение высшего профессионального образования «Новосибирский национальный исследовательский государственный университет»
Abstract
John Dillon (Trinity College, Dublin) argues, that Plato, and the tradition deriving from him, has a number of important things to say to the modern world, to which the modern world would do well to listen. Of course, Plato had no conception of the nature or complexity of the issues with which modern civilisation is currently faced, but nonetheless there are many useful insights which we may derive both from his own works in particular his last great work, The Laws and from those of certain of his followers, in particular Plotinus. The topics on which the paper focuses are just three, but they seem to represent the great bulk of what is wrong with modern western...
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free text keywords: мировой кризис, платонизм, идеальное государство, World crisis, Platonism, lcsh:Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature, lcsh:PA, lcsh:Philosophy (General), lcsh:B1-5802
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