Socrates (469/470-399 bce) was a greek philosopher and is considered the father of western philosophy plato was his most famous student and would teach aristotle who would then tutor alexander the greatby this progression, greek philosophy, as first developed by socrates, was spread throughout the known world during alexander's conquests socrates was born c 469/470 bce to the sculptor. Socrates, (born c 470 bce, athens [greece]—died 399 bce, athens), greek philosopher whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on ancient and modern philosophy. That socrates eschewed any earning potential in philosophy does not seem to have been significant to the great writer of comedies aristophanes’s depiction is important because plato’s socrates says at his trial ( apology 18a–b, 19c) that most of his jurors have grown up believing the falsehoods spread about him in the play. Ethics of the major religions – christianity, islam, and judaism – all value the divine qualities of virtue, morality, and goodness in any leader what christianity, judaism, and islam have in common is the idea of theocratic rule, meaning, that the ideal government is one governed by god.
Political power and philosophy there can be no cessation of evils for cities nor, i think, for the human race1 socrates tells the philosophers who have emerged from the cave and are or does the need extend more deeply than that and reach to revising the. To socrates, the leader most closely resembled a physician, in that the leader possesses special knowledge or skills from which the populace can benefit plato views the ideal leader as a person with rare intellectual qualities who is able to act as a harmonizer and as an improver of those whom he or she leads. Machiavelli basically says generosity can hurt a prince if the prince is unwise, but it can also be good if the prince knows how to control it it is more important for the prince to keep his power by being a bit mean than it is for him to be generous and loved. In a strange way, machiavelli had great integrity, for he was a leader who refused to be corrupt, and that the greatest good for all involved was the well-being of the state anything and everything to achieve this end was seen as justifiable and valid.
In particular, machiavelli employs the concept of virtù to refer to the range of personal qualities that the prince will find it necessary to acquire in order to “maintain his state” and to “achieve great things,” the two standard markers of power for him. A beginner’s guide to the philosophy of plato michael s russo plato’s dialogues are not just great works of philosophy they are also recognized as whose aim was to make people recognize that many of their beliefs are baseless the socrates of these early dialogues claims to be ignorant of everything. The beliefs of socrates and machiavelli on what great qualities a good leader need to shape the societies (894 words, 3 pages) different people have varying opinions and philosophies about the form of leadership that needs to be adopted and followed by the people. Using the character socrates as a fictional spokesman, plato considers the nature and value of justice and the other virtues as they appear both in the structure of society as a whole and in the personality of an individual human being. The 20th-century italian communist antonio gramsci drew great inspiration from machiavelli's writings on ethics, morals, and how they relate to the state and revolution in his writings on passive revolution, and how a society can be manipulated by controlling popular notions of morality.
The prince study guide contains a biography of niccolo machiavelli, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. On this view, the question of how to nurture good leaders is inextricably linked to questions about the nature of the good life and the good society consequently, the critical study of leadership must be linked with the critical examination of our most fundamental social institutions and cultural practices. Machiavelli’s the prince after 500 years, sponsored by the cas history department, is tonight, wednesday, february 6, at 7 pm in the photonics center, room 206, 8 st mary’s st the event is free and open to the public. The power of the lion and the cleverness of the fox: these are the qualities a leader must harness to preserve the republic for such a leader, allies are friends when it is in their interest to be.
I believe that management is philosophy in action and that every management theory has a philosophical background i do also believe that every manager has a view of the world, consciously or inadvertently, explicit or emergent, that conforms to a certain sort of philosophy. Socrates socrates (470-399) was the son of a sculptor and a midwife, and served with distinction in the athenian army during athens’ clash with sparta. Niccolò machiavelli was born into this unstable time of shifting fortunes in the year 1469 he served in a number of minor government positions, and was banished or imprisoned at various points of his career.
- the qualities that make a good leader are as varied as the people that fill leadership roles a person needs many qualities to become a great leader throughout history, four qualities have remained constant: vision, communication, fixed principles, and confidence and political reformer gardner's belief in society's potential was. In short, not only did ancient greek philosophy pave the way for the western intellectual tradition, including modern science, but it also shook cultural foundations in its own time a military leader, wanted to emphasize characteristics socrates exuded that might also make for good characteristics in a statesman (o’connor 66. The political philosopher niccolò machiavelli wrote “the prince” as a manual on leadership and governing during the late italian renaissance, a time of feuding family dynasties and warring city-states. Machiavelli believes the state exists to make war, and a good ruler exists for only one purpose to make war, this is his only concern machiavelli are writing in two different eras in plato's era, man based philosophy on utopian ideals and principles.
The socratic method of leadership is based on the questioning techniques used by socrates 2500 years ago to instruct by questioning, making his students examine their knowledge base and beliefs. 8 characteristics of a machiavellian leader posted on august 29, 2013 december leadership development, leadership philosophy, machiavelli, manage, management, manager, managers, servant-leadership, the prince matt – great list i am fascinated by personality characteristics i think some people use machiavellian tactics from time to. Socrates (469-399 bc) was a classical greek philosopher who is credited with laying the fundamentals of modern western philosophy he is known for creating socratic irony and the socratic method (elenchus.