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Title Pursuing the good : ethics and metaphysics in Plato's Republic / edited by Douglas Cairns, Fritz-Gregor Herrmann and Terry Penner
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 4
Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 4.
Contents COVER; COPYRIGHT; Contents; Preface; Contributors and Editors; Introduction; 1. What is the Form of the Good the Form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic; 2. Glaucon's Challenge, Rational Egoism and Ordinary Morality; 3. Thrasymachean Rulers, Altruistic Rulers and Socratic Rulers; 4. Neutralism in Book I of the Republic; 5. The Good, Advantage, Happiness and the Form of the Good: How Continuous with Socratic Ethics is Platonic Ethics?; 6. The Form of the Good and the Good in Plato's Republic; 7. Flourishing: The Central Concept of Practical Thought
Summary This volume, the fourth in the Edinburgh Leventis Studies series, comprises a selection of papers from the conference held in Edinburgh March 2005 in conjunction with Professor Terry Penner's tenure of the A.G. Leventis Visiting Research Chair in Greek. It brings together contributions from leading Plato scholars from Britain, Europe and North America on a closely defined topic central to Plato's thought and to Ancient Philosophy - Plato's Form of the Good. The importance of the collection lies in the combination and presentation in one place of a range of different approaches to the good in Plato's Republic, and different solutions to the problems posed and proposed by these approaches. The two central issues, which form an underlying thread throughout the collection, are: first whether Plato's Republic is centred on what is good for individual humans, or on some quasi-moral good; and secondly, what the Form of the Good is. Pursuing the Good goes beyond recent studies in the field, and will appeal to classicists and philosophers alike. To the advanced student, it represents a wide-ranging introduction to central issues of Plato's philosophy; for the academic it will provide stimulus through antithetical and controversial solutions to questions old and new
Analysis Plato's republic
Notes Selected conference papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plato. Republic -- Congresses
Plato -- Influence -- Congresses
SUBJECT Plato fast
Republic (Plato) fast
Subject Good and evil -- Congresses
Ethics, Ancient -- Congresses
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Ethics, Ancient
Good and evil
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Genre/Form Electronic books
proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Cairns, Douglas L.
Herrmann, Fritz-Gregor.
Penner, Terry, 1936-
ISBN 9780748631889