9.30am: Plato’s Statesman (cont.)

Presenter: Brendan Crehan | 9:30 – 10:45
Dates: Saturdays from 28 Sept
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ
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    Horizons – Plato Autumn 2019 (9.30)


What we are learning

Dates: Saturdays from 28 Sept
Where: 11 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ

What is a Statesman? Who fulfills this role and what qualities do they possess? What is their nature and what knowledge do they have? 

Plato goes back the most fundamental forms of collective management, and he considers the division of types and skills. Building understanding from these basic intuitions, he proceeds to find the ‘art of measurement’ and of ‘distinction’. Understanding these endows an ability to discriminate kind from kind, while keeping sight of wholes.

This he finds may be the fundamental characteristic of the statesman, and of political science and the true form of government, which he calls the kingly or royal science.

“when an individual truly possessing knowledge rules, his name will surely be the same (philosopher king/statesman) - he will be called a king; and thus, the previously assumed five types of government, as they are now reckoned, become one”.

Join this study and begin to discover for yourself, the innate quality, of true individual self-government, and of collective government; become your own Statesman.

New students are welcome: no previous knowledge is required.

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