O władcy i jego poddanych, czyli Gorgiasz 469 C według Seneki Młodszego


In Plato’s dialogue ‘Gorgias’, which is a polemic with rhetoric as an ability to choose the unfair, Socrates proves that it is better to experience the injustice rather than to cause it. A few centuries later, this idea was further exploited by a Roman Empire Stoic Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also called Seneca the Younger or Philosophus. The basic idea of Seneca’s political thought is hatred towards the tyranny and a simultaneous acceptance of a fair sovereign who can control his anger and look after his country. Through his work Seneca is encouraging a just life that is in accordance with god’s laws. For him, justice is the core for the functioning of a society. Seneca also claims that human relations should be based on natural reasoning rules.


Opublikowane : 2011-01-28

Budzanowska, D. (2011). O władcy i jego poddanych, czyli Gorgiasz 469 C według Seneki Młodszego. Civitas. Studia Z Filozofii Polityki, 13, 157-172. https://doi.org/10.35757/CIV.2011.13.08

Dominika Budzanowska  d.budzanowska@uksw.edu.pl
Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie  Polska

Doktor nauk humanistycznych z zakresu literaturoznawstwa, adiunkt w Katedrze Filozofii i Kultury Antycznej Instytutu Filologii Klasycznej i Kulturoznawstwa Wydziału Nauk Humanistycznych Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie.