Special Issue "Plato’s Influence on Western Philosophy and Scientific Thought"

A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 47

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Francisco L. Lisi
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Estudios Clásicos "Lucio Anneo Séneca", Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28903 Madrid, Spain
Interests: ancient political thought and its reception; Plato and Platonism; Aristotle; history of metaphysics; edition and commentary of classical texts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Plato’s political philosophy was and still is an object of study and controversy in our age. Its significance for contemporary political theory and its impact on the history of political ideas on democratic and antidemocratic tendencies is noteworthy. Nevertheless, the significance of Plato’s political thought cannot be completely understood without its relationship to metaphysics, i.e., to Plato’s theory of principles. This new perspective founded and developed by the so-called Tubinger Schule not only illuminates and clarifies the unity of Plato’s thought in theoretical and practical philosophy but also strongly influenced the whole history of political philosophy in the West. The issue offers a selection of papers regarding the connection between the philosophy of principles and the impact of Plato’s theory in contemporary practical philosophy.

Prof. Dr. Francisco L. Lisi
Guest Editor

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  • Plato
  • politics
  • principles
  • Strauss

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