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Witwicki’s interpretation of Plato Commentary to Plato’s State

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political theory   political psychology   totalitarianism   Stalinism   antique-modern   propaganda


Who is Witwicki? Władysław Witwicki 1878–1948 is a psychologist and a philosopher, a man of Renaissance painter, sculptor, writer, a historian of arts as well as a famous translator of Plato. He translated almost all works by Plato, he wrote 3780 pages about Plato. I analyze only Commentary by Witwicki, not the political treatise State by Plato. According to Witwicki, State is a treatise on modern politics and history. Plato became a pretext to analyze the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, and, in fact, Poland in 1948. Witwicki describes Stalinizm, a left totalitarian political system as a philosopher and a psychologist. He writes short sentences, often single words, he expresses emotions, not just cold views of a scientist.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249


PAd P 101182 II


pol   eng

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pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3506, Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem. 2013, 35, nr 1, s. 67-81

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