Agora (Paideia – παιδεια and a political virtue - πολιτικη αρετη) Cover Image

Агора (паидеиа - παιδεια и политичка врлина – πολιτικη αρετη)
Agora (Paideia – παιδεια and a political virtue - πολιτικη αρετη)

Author(s): Branimir Kuljanin
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Civil Society, Governance, Government/Political systems, Family and social welfare, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: democracy; equality; freedom; justice; law; citizen; virtue; personality;

Summary/Abstract: A liberal democrat is a type of person with whom the masters of the modern world meant to accomplish long time desired freedom and welfare. If they are sincere, we have to ascertain that their expectations did not fulfill. Ideas of freedom, equality and justice, on whose bases democratic society and state had been built from long time ago, suffered many changes, so today we do not know what they actually mean. They have appeared topics of countless discussions, not once has the world been bathed in blood in the name of them, but have we approached the goal for a single step? In the name of democracy and human rights, the powerful West creates „unipolar world“ despite the fact that God created it wit at least two sides (with growing-stronger East, and poor South). Diogenes used to search for a „man“ in Athens with a lantern during day, isn't he an eternal paradigm of hopeless quest? Democracy, apart from its middle level (state) has a basic one – a man, and a higher one, general – cosmopolis, the world community. A community cannot be built on self-will, without political virtue, without a citizen, there is no city (polis – πολις), nor democracy.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 157-174
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian