By Anna Schriefl

This research examines the unconventional critique of wealth and rewarding that permeates Plato’s works from the early dialogues to the Republic and the legislation. the writer exhibits that Plato’s place on wealth shouldn't be ascribed to aristocratic prejudices, yet as an alternative introduced into relation with certainly one of his middle philosophical ideals: the institution of an unique notion of aretê (virtue) that conflicts with cash making.

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