By Iakovos Vasiliou

This learn of Plato's ethics makes a speciality of the idea that of advantage. in line with exact readings of the main in demand Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a principal but formerly ignored conceptual contrast in Plato among the assumption of advantage because the excellent objective of one's activities and the selection of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' offers distinct and together constant readings of the main recognized Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of principal Platonic questions. not like such a lot examinations of Plato's ethics, this examine doesn't take as its centrepiece the 'eudaimonist framework', which makes a speciality of the connection among advantage and happiness. in its place, it argues that the dialogues themselves start with the assumption of the supremacy of advantage, learn how that declare may be defended, and handle tips to make certain what constitutes the virtuous action.

Show description

Read Online or Download Aiming at Virtue in Plato PDF

Similar greek & roman philosophy books

Apprehension and Argument: Ancient Theories of Starting Points for Knowledge: 3 (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

This booklet deals the 1st synoptic learn of the way the first components in wisdom buildings have been analysed in antiquity from Plato to overdue historic commentaries. It argues that, within the Platonic-Aristotelian culture, the query of beginning issues used to be taken care of from exact issues of view: as a question of ways we gather easy wisdom; and as a query of the premises we could instantly settle for within the line of argumentation.

Classical Christianity and the Political Order: Reflections on the Theologico-Political Problem (Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays)

In quantity of Ernest Fortin: amassed Essays, Fortin offers with the connection among faith and civil society in a Christian context: that of an basically nonpolitical yet in no way solely otherwordly faith, lots of whose teachings have been considered essentially at odds with the tasks of citizenship.

Antisthenes of Athens: Texts, Translations, and Commentary

Antisthenes of Athens (c. 445-365 BCE) was once a recognized historic disciple of Socrates, senior to Plato by way of fifteen years and inspirational to Xenophon. he's correct to 2 of the best turning issues in old highbrow heritage, from pre-Socraticism to Socraticism, and from classical Athens to the Hellenistic interval.

Diagoras of Melos: A Contribution to the History of Ancient Atheism (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)

Diagoras of Melos (lyric poet, fifth c. B. C. ) has obtained specified awareness for it slow now simply because he used to be considered as a thorough atheist and the writer of a prose paintings on atheism in antiquity. He used to be infamous for revealing and ridiculing the Eleusinian Mysteries and was once condemned for impiety at Athens.

Extra info for Aiming at Virtue in Plato

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 46 votes