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Politeia and Arete. Archeology of Senses and Hellenic Legacy
Η ΕΝΝΟΙΑ ΤΟΨ ΠΟΛΙΤΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΡΞΑΙΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΕ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ, The Notion of Citizenship in Ancient Greek Philosophy, ed. de E. Moutosopoulos e M. Protopapas-Marneli (2009)
  • Paulo Ferreira da Cunha, Universidade do Porto
Abstract
The idea of the Republic and its value is again the order of the day, not only due to Neorepublican theorists, but also because of many current debates, such as multiculturalism, the laicity of states and societies, transparency and corruption, etc. Along with Republican constitutional rules, principles and values, some proclaimed during the French Revolution (such as Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité), the debate shows the importance of an even deeper question: the importance of virtues, and the Greek legacy of Republican virtues. In this paper, among other points, we remember Pericles’ funereal speech in Thucydides’ History of Peloponnesian War, and some parts of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics, not principally as two important roots of traditional Republican Ethics (although, the first text, is especially influencial, namely in Montesquieu’s theory of the essence of the Republic in De l’Esprit des Lois) but as an inspiration to contemporary new Republican Ethics.
Keywords
  • Arete,
  • Republic,
  • Politeia,
  • Virtue(s),
  • Ethics
Publication Date
2009
Editor
E. Moutosopoulos e M. Protopapas-Marneli
Publisher
Academy of Athens
Citation Information
Paulo Ferreira da Cunha. "Politeia and Arete. Archeology of Senses and Hellenic Legacy" AthensΗ ΕΝΝΟΙΑ ΤΟΨ ΠΟΛΙΤΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΡΞΑΙΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΕ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ, The Notion of Citizenship in Ancient Greek Philosophy, ed. de E. Moutosopoulos e M. Protopapas-Marneli (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pfc/3/