Social Status In Plato’s Ideal State: Its Relevance To Nigerian Society
1:0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Man, by nature, is a social animal said Plato. But every “society is made up of unique individuals who fail or succeed, are powerful or weak, not as a consequence of stratification but because of their individual biographies”.[i] It implies that man, being naturally social, unique and differs from one another in Continue reading Social Status In Plato’s Ideal State: Its Relevance To Nigerian Society
Just State In Plato (A Critical Exposition)
BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY.
Plato, a native of Athens and the son of Ariston and Perictione was born in 427B.C. His original name was Aristocle while Plato was his nick name in gymnastic. He was from a distinguished family and became a pupil of Socrates at the age of 20. The moral life and principle of Socrates had a great influence on him and so Omoregbe said that, “he could not understand how a man like Continue reading Just State In Plato (A Critical Exposition)
Plato’s Idea Of ‘Philosopher King’ And Nigerian Leadership Crisis
Today in Nigeria, leadership in all facets of our life – government, industry, education, church and what have you – has come to be the hub of the country’s problem. Chinua Achebe summarized it thus in his book “The Trouble with Nigeria” that, “the problem with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.” Continue reading Plato’s Idea Of ‘Philosopher King’ And Nigerian Leadership Crisis
Plato`s concept of the ideal state:the Nigerian experience.
Plato’s Social Ethics
2.1 Man And State
In the Republic, Plato sets out to build an ideal state in which justice reigns supreme with philosophers as rulers. For him, the state exists for man’s happiness, to develop man in the good life based on the principle of justice. Plato saw the good life as the life of inner harmony of well being and of happiness. According to Plato, there is no other place man can obtain happiness and good Continue reading Plato`s concept of the ideal state