Joseph-Goldsteinyear of birth : 1944 | place of birth : New YorK, U.S.A nationality : American | occupation : Author, Vipasanna Meditation Teacher, Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society teacher/guru : Anagarika Sri Munindra, Sri S.N. Goenka, Mrs. Nani Bala Barua (Dipa Ma), the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. education : Columbia University Philosophy Major
#Plato's #Philosopher King is an idealistic monarch who does what is in the interests of his subjects. However, he is not a slave to #democracy - but should and would pursue 'higher ideals', even if at odds with the wants of his people. #Popper criticised it as endorsing #totalitarianism, and is seen as an inspiration for modern and #historical theocracies.