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Q: Platonic political philosophy ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Platonic political philosophy
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: fahood-ga
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Posted: 05 Dec 2005 12:55 PST
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Question ID: 601799
the literal meaning and the definition of the word sophrosune

Clarification of Question by fahood-ga on 05 Dec 2005 13:00 PST
In context of plato's book of "the laws"
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Subject: Re: Platonic political philosophy
From: patrickredmon-ga on 14 Dec 2005 20:48 PST
Jack Crabtree, director of the McKenzie Study Center, defines
sophrosune as a settled, self-aware self-contentment-a kind of
enlightened self-acceptance.  Sophrosune is juxtaposed against the
image of the prideful and ambitious power seeker. The teaching of
sophrosune, that hubristic overreaching gets punished, is a leading
theme in Greek literature of the fifth century.  It is also defined as
meaning moderately prudent, i.e. not too prudent.  Hope this helps.

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