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Neuplatonische politische Philosophie in der Rede Περὶ βασιλείας des Synesios von Kyrene

Neuplatonische politische Philosophie in der Rede Περὶ βασιλείας des Synesios von Kyrene AbstractThis paper argues that Synesios’ De regno is a mirror for princes and a splendid example of Neoplatonic political philosophy. It is based on Plato’s Politeia and its model of philosopher-kingship. Synesios makes his audience compare the current political reality with the ideal of the philosopher-kings, who are the image of the transcendent god in the political realm. In doing so he recommends political virtue in general, especially phronesis and sophrosyne. Particularly he argues for reforming the recruitment of military and civil officials with reference to Plato’s concept of friendship in the Politeia. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Elenchos de Gruyter

Neuplatonische politische Philosophie in der Rede Περὶ βασιλείας des Synesios von Kyrene

Elenchos , Volume 38 (1-2): 27 – Mar 1, 2017

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de Gruyter
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© 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
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0392-7342
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2037-7177
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10.1515/elen-2017-0008
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Abstract

AbstractThis paper argues that Synesios’ De regno is a mirror for princes and a splendid example of Neoplatonic political philosophy. It is based on Plato’s Politeia and its model of philosopher-kingship. Synesios makes his audience compare the current political reality with the ideal of the philosopher-kings, who are the image of the transcendent god in the political realm. In doing so he recommends political virtue in general, especially phronesis and sophrosyne. Particularly he argues for reforming the recruitment of military and civil officials with reference to Plato’s concept of friendship in the Politeia.

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Elenchosde Gruyter

Published: Mar 1, 2017

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