Political theory of plato term paper
Analyses of politics appeared in ancient cultures in works by various thinkers, including Confucius (551–479 bc ) in China and Kautilya (flourished 300 bc ) in India. Writings by the historian Ibn Khaldūn (1332–1406) in North Africa have greatly influenced the study of politics in the Arabic-speaking world. But the fullest explication of politics has been in the West. Some have identified Plato (428/427–348/347 bc ), whose ideal of a stable republic still yields insights and metaphors , as the first political scientist, though most consider Aristotle (384–322 bc ), who introduced empirical observation into the study of politics, to be the discipline’s true founder.
W. J. Korab-Karpowicz
Anglo-American University of Prague