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Author Berges, Sandrine.

Title Plato on virtue and the law / Sandrine Berges
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 177 pages)
Series Continuum studies in ancient philosophy
Continuum studies in ancient philosophy.
Contents Some key concepts in ancient virtue ethics -- Obedience and persuading the laws in the Crito -- Promoting and preserving virtue in the Menexenus -- Virtue as mental health in the Gorgias and other dialogues -- Paternalism in the republic -- Statesman and equity -- The laws -- Towards virtue-promoting democratic institutions
Summary Ancient philosophy is no longer an isolated discipline. Recent years have seen the development of a dialogue between ancient and contemporary philosophers writing on central issues in moral and political philosophy. The renewed interest in character and virtue as ethical concepts is one such issue, yet Plato's contribution has been largely neglected in contemporary virtue ethics. In Plato on Virtue and the Law, Sandrine Berges seeks to address this gap in the literature by exploring the contribution that virtue ethics make to the understanding of laws alongside the interesting and plausible i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-174) and index
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Subject Plato. Dialogues. Selections.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008035215
ISBN 1441111506 (paperback)
1441117199 (electronic bk.)
9781441111500 (paperback)
9781441117199 (electronic bk.)