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2020 | 14 | 207-221

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Time as a Political Resource: Early Greek Thought and Plato’s Philosophy of Time

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Czas jako środek polityczny – wczesna myśl grecka i filozofia czasu Platona

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In the article, the author reconstructs the intellectual context relevant to Plato’s “philosophy of time”. First of all, since the tradition preceding Plato did not produce a unified concept of time, the problem of multiplicity of times is discussed. Then, the author examines the peculiar experience of the instability of time, linking dimensions of human behavior and cosmic order. Finally, the problem of affectivity of time and the need for standardizing time for political coexistence is considered. It is argued that the concept of time is what allows Plato to connect the micro-level of individual behavior with the meso-level of politics and macro-level of nature.
W artykule autor rekonstruuje kontekst intelektualny „filozofii czasu” Platona. Ponieważ do Platona nie wytworzono jednolitego pojęcia czasu, najpierw omawiany jest problem wielości czasów. Następnie autor bada osobliwe doświadczenie niestabilności czasu, łączące wymiary ludzkiego zachowania i kosmicznego porządku. Na koniec rozważany jest problem afektywności czasu i potrzeba ujednolicenia czasu dla politycznego współistnienia. Autor stwierdza, że pojęcie czasu jest tym, co pozwala Platonowi łączyć mikropoziom indywidualnego zachowania z mezopoziomem polityki i makropoziomem przyrody.






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  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation


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