As if Plato had read Freud: the onto-anthropologic origin of tyranny

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Abstract

In Politeia, Plato analyses the types of human desirability, showing that there are perverse desires, detrimental to the possibility of the existence of common-good. The paragon of human perversity is the tyrant, precisely the one whose "paideia", annulling the corrective political instances – the "super-me" –, lead to an absolute hold of power, enslaving all other human beings. Briefly, this is how Plato read Freud.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalGaudium Sciendi
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Plato
  • Freud
  • Desires
  • Tyranny
  • Common-good

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