THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Description of Plato’s ideal state in the works of native atlantis researchers

2014. 3, pp. 214-220

Podvoyskiy Leonid Ya. - Ph.D. (Philosophy),Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20а Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,,

This paper analyzes how native Atlantis researchers characterize Plato’s ideal state, represented in his dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias”. The problem of Atlantis including its government structure also attracts scientists not interested in Atlantis. Some of them study this problem with the help of the concept of “elitocide”.

Key words: Plato, dialogue, myth, Atlantis, Utopia, history, political philosophy, justice, the ideal state, elitocide