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Power: Political power is the ability to influence or control the behavior of others in the political sphere. It can be exercised through formal institutions, such as the government, or through informal means, such as persuasion or coercion. See also Coercion, Persuasion, Government, Governance, Society, Politics, Democracy, Ideology.
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Plato on Power - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 23
Power/Plato/Höffe: Plato [distinguishes] between two main goals, lust and moral good, as well as two ways of life, the striving for political power and moral integrity combined with philosophical truth. Because both guiding goals and ways of life contradict each other, one has to choose between them - a motive that Kierkegaard will take up. However, the care for the soul only allows for the second option in each case.
>Morals/Plato
, >Good/Plato, >Practise/Plato. cf. >Kierkegaard.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016


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