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2018 - Volume 2 - Number 1

Plato: The Virtues of Philosophical Leader

Ioanna-Soultana Kotsori * * ORCID: 0000-0002-6028-7387 * ResearcherID: E-0000-0000
University of Peloponnese, Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Kalamata

Open Journal for Studies in Philosophy, 2018, 2(1), 1-8 *
Online Published Date: 17 July 2018

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KEY WORDS: philosophical king, education, wisdom, ethos, leader, excellent state, virtues.

The entrance into the reflection of the present work is made with the philosophical necessity of the leader in society, the leader with the particular characteristics of love and wisdom, from which his personality must possess so that by art he can compose opposing situations and move society towards the unity and bliss of citizens. A gentle royal nature (genotype), which blends with the excellent treatment of morality, body and spirit, will create the ideal model leader (phenotype). Thus, noble nature and royal law will give the state the excellent leader. Even if the forms and the conditions that determine them change, the one that remains stable and permanent is the Platonic ethos in art and the science of politics and administration in general. The salvation from corruption is from childhood the cultivation of man by treating at the same time the moral of the soul, the beauty of the body and the wisdom of the spirit.

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