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Philosopher-kings of antiquity : lives of an ideal, William Desmond

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Philosopher-kings of antiquity : lives of an ideal
Title
Philosopher-kings of antiquity
Title remainder
lives of an ideal
Statement of responsibility
William Desmond
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Language
eng
Summary
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''; Mose
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1974-
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Desmond, William D.
Dewey number
128.3
Index
index present
LC call number
B398.P45
LC item number
D47 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Philosopher-kings
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosopher-kings
  • Philosophy, Ancient
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Philosopher-kings of antiquity : lives of an ideal, William Desmond
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations; 1; Fundamental Themes: Kingship and Wisdom; What is a king? ; Functions of ancient kings; Kingship, Classical Greece and Republican Rome ; Philosopher-kings and assorted wise rulers; 2; Plato's Dream; Early dialogues and the "royal craft" of politics ; Guardians and demiurges: Republic, Timaeus and Critias; The direct rule of God: Statesman; Indirect rule by a wise legislator: Laws; Plato the activist ; 3; From Plato to Plutarch; Plato's contemporaries: Xenophon, Isocrates, Aristotle; Alexander and the Hellenistic age ; Plutarch's philosopher-kings ; 4; Marcus Aurelius
  • Marcus' educationChallenges of Marcus' reign: plague, wars, revolt; The Stoicism of Marcus' Meditations; Assessments of Marcus: a philosopher-king?; Marcus' enduring image; 5; Julian the Apostate; Julian's education ; Julian's ideas; Constantinople; Antioch; Mesopotamia; Assessments: a philosopher-king; 6; From Moses to Modernity ; Ancient images of Moses: prophet, lawgiver, philosopher; The Lord's anointed: Justinian and medieval ideals; Freedom and system: philosophes and enlightened despots ; Natural light of reason: Thomas Jefferson, philosopher-president
  • Scientific wisdom: Marx, Lenin, StalinA concluding fable: Orwell's Animal Farm; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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767836553
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1 online resource (viii, 256 pages)
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online
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9780826434753
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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9781441108821
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remote
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(OCoLC)767836553
Label
Philosopher-kings of antiquity : lives of an ideal, William Desmond
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations; 1; Fundamental Themes: Kingship and Wisdom; What is a king? ; Functions of ancient kings; Kingship, Classical Greece and Republican Rome ; Philosopher-kings and assorted wise rulers; 2; Plato's Dream; Early dialogues and the "royal craft" of politics ; Guardians and demiurges: Republic, Timaeus and Critias; The direct rule of God: Statesman; Indirect rule by a wise legislator: Laws; Plato the activist ; 3; From Plato to Plutarch; Plato's contemporaries: Xenophon, Isocrates, Aristotle; Alexander and the Hellenistic age ; Plutarch's philosopher-kings ; 4; Marcus Aurelius
  • Marcus' educationChallenges of Marcus' reign: plague, wars, revolt; The Stoicism of Marcus' Meditations; Assessments of Marcus: a philosopher-king?; Marcus' enduring image; 5; Julian the Apostate; Julian's education ; Julian's ideas; Constantinople; Antioch; Mesopotamia; Assessments: a philosopher-king; 6; From Moses to Modernity ; Ancient images of Moses: prophet, lawgiver, philosopher; The Lord's anointed: Justinian and medieval ideals; Freedom and system: philosophes and enlightened despots ; Natural light of reason: Thomas Jefferson, philosopher-president
  • Scientific wisdom: Marx, Lenin, StalinA concluding fable: Orwell's Animal Farm; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
767836553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826434753
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781441108821
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)767836553

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