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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08

Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political

Hrvoje Cvijanović   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0742-0844 ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science

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APA 6th Edition
Cvijanović, H. (2016). Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political. Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva, 13 (1), 131-151. https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08
MLA 8th Edition
Cvijanović, Hrvoje. "Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political." Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva, vol. 13, no. 1, 2016, pp. 131-151. https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Cvijanović, Hrvoje. "Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political." Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva 13, no. 1 (2016): 131-151. https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08
Harvard
Cvijanović, H. (2016). 'Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political', Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva, 13(1), pp. 131-151. https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08
Vancouver
Cvijanović H. Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political. Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2021 October 26];13(1):131-151. https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08
IEEE
H. Cvijanović, "Philosophy and Politics: The anti-political character of Socrates’ philosophy and Plato ’s project of making philosophy political", Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva, vol.13, no. 1, pp. 131-151, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.20901/an.13.08

Abstracts
The intention of this research is to elaborate on Socrates’ philosophy and its serious consequences for the relationship between philosophy and politics, hence making them hostile to each other, and Socrates an enemy of the people. The author explores the tension between philosophy and public life by comparing and contrasting two opposing philosophical projects – Socrates and Plato’s – while illuminating different methods and paths they follow in their understanding of philosophy and politics. Since the author makes a claim that Socrates’ philosophy is anti-political and subversive, perceived useless for public life and leading to political instability, it tragically fails when confronted with political power, as Plato subtly reveals in the dialogues. On the contrary, Plato’s political project, regardless of its own contradictions, failures and turnovers, represents a radical shift. It is the project of re-founding the city on the new political grounds, attempting to make philosophy political, and the city safe for philosophy by permanently looking for a modus vivendi between philosophy and politics.

Keywords
philosophy; anti-political; subversive; instability; Socrates; Plato

Hrčak ID: 184766

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/184766

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