Plethon's conception of justice and law

Show simple item record Bargeliotes, L.C. South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities 2009-09-21T07:18:39Z 2009-09-21T07:18:39Z 2000
dc.description Appears in Phronimon, Volume 2 Number 1(2000) en_US
dc.description.abstract The brief analysis and presentation of Plethon's conception of justice and law, including his philosophy of man as an individual as well as social and political being, shows clearly enough his hierarchical conception of the cosmos. He conceived deities and beings, man and the sensible world, the city-state and the body-polity, as hierarchically arranged. He preserved the names of deities of ancient Greece on nationalistic grounds. Thus he hoped to revive Hellenism and reinstate Plato by making his system of philosophy a living reality, a way of life. Men, whether as individuals or social and political beings, strive to achieve a true and happy life. The achievement of a happy life presupposes and depends on their imitation of, and association with the divinities. This association is possible through their immortal part which is ultimately rooted in the supreme Being. The association enables men to assimilate themselves to divinities and model their lives in accordance with the ideas and principles. Only when men share a common life similar to that of higher beings do they become agathoi citizens, just, virtuous and happy. en
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dc.format.extent 7 Pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bargeliotes, LC 2000, 'Plethon's conception of justice and law', Phronimon, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 23-29. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1561-4018
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities en_US
dc.rights South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities en_US
dc.subject Plethon en
dc.subject Man (Philosophy) en
dc.subject Cosmos en
dc.subject Divinities en
dc.subject Agathoi citizens en
dc.subject.lcsh Gemistus Plethon, George, 15th cent. -- Contributions in concept of justice en
dc.subject.lcsh Justice (Philosophy) en
dc.subject.lcsh Law (Philosophy) en
dc.subject.lcsh Hierarchies en
dc.subject.lcsh Happiness en
dc.subject.lcsh Imitation en
dc.title Plethon's conception of justice and law en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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