Contents introduction plato's theory of an ideal state kautilya's saptanga theory of state plato vs kautilya- a comparison conclusion references. If ruling a state is a craft, indeed statecraft, plato argues, then politics needs expert rulers, and they cannot come to it merely by accident, but must be carefully selected and prepared in the course of extensive training. Kautilya's views on kingship kautilya's views on kingship is like that of the philosopher king of plato the king should have the best qualities of both head and heart the entire arthashastra is addressed to the king, the sole ruler of the state kautilya was of the opinion that the people. Its defining characteristic is the inclusion of organic state and would integrate ratzel's ideas on the division between sea and land powers into his theories.
We speak of plato's theory, and let me now say something about thatits chief sources are, to be sure, the works of plato, and he is its ultimate master yet within his works, the dialogues, it is not plato but his teacher socrates who originates and maintains the theory. Socrates and plato 15 socrates without plato: carry a big stick: ancient indian political thought kautilya's political ideas and institutions. The theme that the good life or happiness is the proper end of the city-state recurs throughout the politics the political thought of plato and aristotle.
By both the theories of kautilya and the account of megasthenes kautilya maintained that the state should organize the clearing of wasteland and settle it with villages of sudra cultivators it is likely that some 150,000 persons deported from kalinga by ashoka after the campaign were settled in this manner. Plato's theory of education education was the positive measure for the operation of justice in the ideal state plato was convinced that the root of the vice. Telangana state-state eligibility test (ts - set) code no: 19 subject: political science syllabus 1. Definition of theories of state in the legal dictionary - by free online english dictionary and encyclopedia what is theories of state meaning of theories of state as a legal term. According to plato, the very raison d'être of the state is the collective conven- ience and welfare of the people a state contains all sorts of people: farmers, cowherds, shepherds, merchants, workmen, artisans, and slaves.
State in the ancient indian texts the contract theory of the origin of the state should be regarded as a unique contribution of thinkers plato and aristotle. Here is a compilation of essays on 'origin of state' for class 11 and 12 find paragraphs, long and short essays on the 'origin of state' especially written for school and college students. Kautilya's arthasastra on war and diplomacy the greek thinkers hardly discuss the constituent elements of the state 24 kautilya the diplomatic theories. Indian political thought: arthashastra some and aristotle and plato by others kautilya explained the way a state's economy is organized, how ministers should be. Plato's practical theory of ideal state masayuki amano the purpose of this paper is to prove that while the ideal state plato conceived in the republic was an unrealizable one, he propounded a vision of a practical ideal state.
Thinkers like plato or kautilya ideal state: plato's concept of the ideal1 state is given in his book 'the ancient & medieval political thought page 9. Kautilya or vishnugupta, 391-296 bc, is a representing authority of political philosophy in india plato, the great greek philosopher, 4th century bc, stands to be the most elegant exponent of political philosophy of greece and western world. Plato and aristotle theory of state comparison for plato and aristotle, the end of the state is good as value (justice) is the premises for the ideal state. 2- theories : idealist theory, marxist theory, pluralist theory and wold state theory realist theory, decision-making theory systems analysis 3- balance of power, collective security, ideology, national interest. Plato plato's just state chris wright ponders plato's masterplan one of the purposes of plato's republic is to put forth a conception of the 'just state' plato describes how such a state would be organized, who would govern it, what sort of education the children would have, and so on.
What is a summary of plato's views on politics would he accept modern democracy the ship of state (plato, 2007, p 210) and the keeper of a larger and powerful. An analytical study of the relevance of arthshastra in modern to machiavelli by some and aristotle and plato by others kautilya forth theories of state craft. Theideal state of plato's republic was a plea for a desirable alternative to this maxim finds an echo in kautilya's plato theory of justice, ie the theory of the ideal state is. All ancient indian writers including kautilya have invariably discussed the following topics such as monarchy, constitution and functions of the ministry, principles of foreign policy, problems of taxation, provincial and local administration, theories of the origin of the state and the elements of state and miscellaneous theories.
Theory of state in kautilya's arthashastra - by dr ruchi tyagi associate professor department of political science kalindi college kautilya's arthashastra.