SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 número1Lei e violência ou a legitimação política em Maquiavel índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Trans/Form/Ação

versão impressa ISSN 0101-3173

Resumo

PEREIRA, Rosalie Helena de Souza. Plato, Al-fârâbî and Averroes: the ruler’s essencial qualities. Trans/Form/Ação [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp.01-20. ISSN 0101-3173.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732011000100002.

The political philosophy that developed in the Islamic world between the 9th and 12th centuries assumed ideas from Greek philosophy, mainly from Plato and Aristotle. Plato's Republic and Laws, and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics were the texts that laid the foundation for the political conceptions of the Arab philosophers, from the virtues to be sought after individually, to the idea of the best political regime. Based on the Greek texts translated into Arabic, these philosophers outlined the aims of political life, and the manner in which the political regime should be structured to achieve these aims. The ideal Platonic city is the paradigm to be realized. The topic of the ruler's essential qualities is part of a long tradition which remounts to the "mirrors of the princes" of Persian origin; it also appears in the Religious tradition and in the Islamic law. Two great exponents of the Arab-islamic philosophy, Al-Fârâbî and Averroes, retrieved the topic of the ruler's essential qualities of the king-philosopher uttered in the Republic, and adapted it to their historical universe.

Palavras-chave : Plato; Fârâbî; Averroes; Ruler's qualities; Virtues.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons