Platonic Spirituality: Contemplative Politics and Active Philosophy

  • Zaza Shatirishvili Caucasian University
Keywords: Platonic Spirituality

Abstract

The classical Greek spiritual tradition begins in the times of pre-Socratic philosophers. This article examines the problematic relationship between the contemplative (philosophical) life and the active (political) life in the Greek and Roman civilization. The author argues that Platonic spirituality attempts to overcome this dichotomy and create a new entity – contemplative politics as active philosophy.

Author Biography

Zaza Shatirishvili, Caucasian University
Professor
Published
2018-01-01
How to Cite
ShatirishviliZ. (2018). Platonic Spirituality: Contemplative Politics and Active Philosophy. KADMOS, (8), 217-240. Retrieved from https://kadmos.iliauni.edu.ge/index.php/kadmos/article/view/252
Section
Opinion