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Plato’s ‘Philosopher King’ – a Virtuous Benevolent Ruler

Plato ( 428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), a student of Socrates, the teacher of Aristotle, was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. His Platonist school of thought and the Academy was the first institution of higher education in the Western world. It is not possible to overestimate the Plato’s influence on the last two thousand years of development of the Western philosophical and political thought; he…

From Art to Society: We Can’t Make It on Our Own

By Tim Gebhart In 1856, on a road just outside the quaint, medieval town of Winchelsea near the coast of southern England, John Everett Millais painted a scene titled The Blind Girl. The Blind Girl takes us into the world of two girls who have opposing abilities. Not revealing any specific meaning in his painting, Millais left it to the viewer to glean from the painting what they will. No…