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Author Irwin, Terence.

Title Plato's ethics / Terence Irwin
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 436 pages)
Contents Plato, Socrates, and the dialogues -- Socrates' method -- Socrates' arguments about the virtues -- Socrates : from happiness to virtue -- Difficulties for Socrates -- The protagoras -- The argument of the Gorgias -- Implications of the Gorgias -- Socratic method and Socratic ethics : the Meno -- The theort of forms -- Republic I -- Republic II : objections to justice -- Republic IV : the division of the soul -- Republic IV : the virtues -- Republic IV : justice and happiness -- Republic V-VII -- Republic VIII-IX on justice -- Platonic love -- Pleasure, intelligence, and the good -- Reason and virtue
Summary The aim of this book is to demonstrate that Plato's rejection of Socrates' instrumentalism is one of the key elements in the development of Plato's philosophical perspective. The book, which is structured in 20 chapters, is a dialogue by dialogue commentary, which discusses Plato's ethics in context of his metaphysics and epistemology
Analysis Philosophy
Greece
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-405) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Plato -- Ethics
Plato.
Plato
Platon.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Ethics
Ethiek.
Platonismo.
Ética.
Éthique.
Form Electronic book
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