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Single Idea 137

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 1. Purpose of a State]

Full Idea

As in every case (an artefact, a body, a mind, a creature), a good state is an organised and orderly state.


'Mind' is the Greek word 'psuché', which covers mind and consciousness and life

Gist of Idea

As with other things, a good state is organised and orderly


Plato (Gorgias [c.387 BCE], 506e)

Book Reference

Plato: 'Gorgias', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP World's Classics 1994], p.104