Plato’s Class Distinction: The Backdrop Of Contemporary Education

Plato’s Class Distinction: The Backdrop Of Contemporary Education

CHAPTER ONE

                                                GENERAL BACKGROUND

  • Plato’s Background.

Plato was born at Athens in 428BC into a distinguished Aristocratic family. His birth coincided with the era of the Periclean democracy when Athens was at its peak in culture and learning. The greatness of Athens before this time dates back to when Athens, under Cleisthenes, defeated the Persians in battle. By the Continue reading Plato’s Class Distinction: The Backdrop Of Contemporary Education

Social Status In Plato’s Ideal State: Its Relevance To Nigerian Society

Social Status In Plato’s Ideal State: Its Relevance To Nigerian Society

CHAPTER ONE

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

Plato`s concept of the ideal state

Plato`s concept of the ideal state:the Nigerian experience.

                                                Chapter Two

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