Significance of the Social Vision of Great People in Times of Political Transition

Journal Title: Polish Political Science Yearbook - Year 2016, Vol 45, Issue


The author offers a new approach to a phenomenon of social legends of great individuals from a philosophical point of view. He starts with a presentation of his interpretation of the concept of the Platonic tradition of a divine man and a cult or hagiography of such men in the ideal Platonic state, alongside with an explanation, inspired by Platonic authors. He collates this concept and its justification (rationalization) with today’s social and political reception of axiology, in order to present it as an epiphany of higher values. He collates it also with the results of philosophical reflection on a ductility of history, in order to show it as a prototype of something real in its historical efficiency. The author ends with summary and explanation of his proposal.

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Konrad Wyszkowski


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  • EP ID EP175531
  • DOI 10.15804/ppsy2016002
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Konrad Wyszkowski (2016). Significance of the Social Vision of Great People in Times of Political Transition. Polish Political Science Yearbook, 45(), 22-31.