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Revista de filosofía

On-line version ISSN 0718-4360

Abstract

GONZALEZ DE REQUENA FARRE, Juan Antonio. MIMEO-POLÍTICAS: LOS SIMULACROS DE LA CIUDAD EN EL POLÍTICO DE PLATÓN. Rev. filos. [online]. 2009, vol.65, pp.57-79. ISSN 0718-4360.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-43602009000100004.

Plato 's conception of politics has been a model for those who try to establish a secure principle for our shared political practices; as a matter of fact, there is a certain politics of the arkhe in Plato's dialogues: the city has to be governed by those who had access to a privileged knowledge of the arkhe of the polis, so that they could understand the inner principle of the community and realize an harmonious order within the city. This article tries to explore the impossibility of such an attempt: Plato's Statesman illustrates how, within our human cities, there is not a royal politics of the arkhe; as Plato himself showed in his dialogues, the art of politics is concerned with the construction of simulacra, myths and paradigms, which allow us to have an image of a political art that we cannot define. So, the political art becomes mimeo-politics, a tekhne of weaving simulacra in order to construct the second best city.

Keywords : Politics of arkhe; political art; simulacrum; political myths; political paradigms.

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