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Plato and the modern African state some : thoughts on the question of justice

Show simple item record Cloete, Michael 2012-03-08T11:49:18Z 2012-03-08T11:49:18Z 2008
dc.description.abstract The influence of the Platonic metaphysical tradition on the development of modern Western political institutions, and the modern state in particular has been quite significant. The influence of the modern Western state on the formation of the modern African state has been no less significant. In both political traditions the principles of human freedom and dignity have provided the moral impetus in the struggle for democracy and political independence. The African political experience of modernity, however, has, been less than salutary, given the devastating impact of European colonial domination and racism, as well as current neoliberal projects of globalization. For Plato, the ideal of the good life is inseparable from the historical possibility of economic (material) well-being, without which there can be no talk of justice. Given this argument, this paper seeks to reflect upon the idea and possibility of justice in the modern African state. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Plato en
dc.subject Modern African State en
dc.title Plato and the modern African state some : thoughts on the question of justice en
dc.type Thesis en

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