An examination of the influence of Socrates and 3 ancient mystery schools on Plato, his future theories of the soul and spirit, and system of soul-centred education as portrayed in his Republic with educational implications for today
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
An examination is made of important influences that shaped both the development of Plato's religious and philosophical teachings/theories of the Soul and Spirit which were based on core Spiritual Laws or Principles, and his scheme of education as outlined in the Republic. Included are Plato's early years and the teachings and influence of Socrates and the Orphic, Pythagorean and Eleusinian Mystery Schools. Plato's system of education is shown to be very much influenced by the Pythagoreans, to involve the 'Principle of Initiation' and to be soul-centered, where all thought is related to 'The One'. The conclusion is that the philosophy and teaching of education today tends to ignore the important integrative principle of unity--the Soul/Spirit connection. A renewed philosophy and scheme of education is introduced incorporating a vision of the whole person
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Davis (2011). The Soul of the Greeks: An Inquiry. University of Chicago Press.
Hendrik Lorenz, Ancient Theories of Soul. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Rachana Kamtekar (2008). Plato on Education and Art. In Gail Fine (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Plato. Oxford University Press. 336--359.
Dale Jacquette (2003). Plato on the Parts of the Soul. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1):43-68.
H. W. B. Joseph (1935/1971). Essays in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. Freeport, N.Y.,Books for Libraries Press.
Brian Prince (2012). The Form of Soul in the Phaedo. Plato 11 11.
Rachel Barney, Tad Brennan & Charles Brittain (eds.) (2012). Plato and the Divided Self. Cambridge University Press.
G. R. F. Ferrari (2003/2005). City and Soul in Plato's Republic. University of Chicago Press.
Stewart Goetz (2011). A Brief History of the Soul. Wiley-Blackwell.
James V. Robinson (1991). The Nature of the Soul in Republic X. Journal of Philosophical Research 16:213-222.
David Carr (2010). On the Moral Value of Physical Activity: Body and Soul in Plato's Account of Virtue. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (1):3 – 15.
Alexey R. Fokin (2009). The Relationship Between Soul and Spirit in Greek and Latin Patristic Thought. Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):599-614.
Nicholas D. Smith (1999). Plato's Analogy of Soul and State. Journal of Ethics 3 (1):31-49.
Added to index2011-01-07
Total downloads2 ( #413,149 of 1,692,645 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #182,248 of 1,692,645 )
How can I increase my downloads?