Mimeo-Políticas. Los Simulacros de la Ciudad en el Político de Platón [Mimeo-Policy. City drills in the Political Plato]
Author(s)González de Requena Farré, Juan Antonio
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Abstract"La concepción platónica de la política ha sido un modelo para aquellos que intentan establecer un principio fi rme de nuestras prácticas políticas compartidas; de hecho, hay cierta política del arje en los diálogos de Platón: la ciudad ha de ser gobernada por aquellos que tengan acceso a un conocimiento privilegiado del arje de la polis, de modo que puedan comprender el principio interno de la comunidad y realizar un orden armonioso dentro de la ciudad. Este artículo trata de explorar la imposibilidad de tal intento: el Político de Platón ilustra cómo, dentro de nuestras ciudades humanas, no hay una política regia del arje; como el propio Platón ejemplifi có en sus diálogos, el arte de la política se ocupa de la construcción de simulacros, mitos y paradigmas, los cuales nos permiten tener una imagen de un arte político que no podemos definir. Así, el arte político deviene mimeo política, una tejne de tejer simulacros para construir la segunda mejor ciudad" ["Plato´s conception of politics has been a model for those who try to establish a secure principle for our shared political practices; as a matter of fact, there is a certain politics of the arkhe in Plato´s dialogues: the city has to be governed by those who had access to a privileged knowledge of the arkhe of the polis, so that they could understand the inner principle of the community and realize an harmonious order within the city. This article tries to explore the impossibility of such an attempt: Plato´s Statesman illustrates how, within our human cities, there is not a royal politics of the arkhe; as Plato himself showed in his dialogues, the art of politics is concerned with the construction of simulacra, myths and paradigms, which allow us to have an image of a political art that we cannot defi ne. So, the political art becomes mimeo-politics, a tekhne of weaving simulacra in order to construct the second best city"]
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