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Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge by Frank Vatai

By Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics within the Greek World, first released in 1984, was the 1st accomplished examine of this recurrent topic in political sociology with particular connection with antiquity, and ended in major revaluation of the position of intellectuals in daily political lifestyles.


The time period ‘intellectual’ is thoroughly outlined, and figures as assorted as Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle; Isocrates, Heracleides of Ponteius and Clearchus of Soli are mentioned. the writer examines the adaptation among the luck of an highbrow baby-kisser, like Solon, and the failure of these comparable to Plato who tried to mold society to summary beliefs.


It is concluded that, finally, so much philosophers have been conspicuously unsuccessful once they intervened in politics: electorate looked them as propagandists for his or her rulers, whereas rulers handled them as highbrow adorns. the outcome used to be that many thinkers retreated to inter-scholastic disputation the place the political gadgets of debate more and more turned a ways faraway from modern fact.

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