WITWICKI’S INTERPRETATION OF PLATO (COMMENTARY TO PLATO’S STATE)
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.