Political power and the good

Here is an interesting bit of “political philosophy in literature” – an article on the good and its relation to political power.  He uses the Lord of the Rings as his starting point, but students in the Republic course will see shades of Plato (the only ones that should rule are the ones that don’t want to rule).

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About Kleiner

Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.

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