Definition of philosopher kings in English:
(In the political theory of Plato) the elite whose knowledge enables them to rule justly.
- Scientific method was purported to be pure; its aim was to find abstract, universal truths ‘out there’ that could be brought back to enlighten the masses, like the philosopher king who returns to Plato's cave.
- Abraham, the first hero of biblical myth, is the image of Plato's philosopher king - a powerful force in affairs of state whose major passion is for truth.
- Henry was a great philosopher king, a student of Greek, Jewish and Arab learning.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan