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Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion, and the Soul (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

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Publisher Comments:

This series aims to bring together important recent writing in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading.

About the Author

Gail Fine is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. She is author of On Ideas: Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms (1993), and co-editor of Aristotle: Selections (1995) and Aristotle: Introductory Readings (1996).

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Socrates and Democracy, Richard Kraut

2. Socratic Piety, Gregory Vlastos

3. The Unity of Virtue, Terry Penner

4. Happiness and Virtue in Socrates' Moral Theory, Gregory Vlastos

5. The Individual as Object of Love in Plato, Gregory Vlastos

6. Republic II: Objections to Justice, T. H. Irwin

7. Plato's Theory of Human Motivation, John M. Cooper

8. Plato's Defense of Justice, Norman O. Dahl

9. Return to the Cave: Republic 519-521, Richard Kraut

10. The Analogy of City and Soul in Plato's Republic, Bernard Williams

11. Plato's Republic and Feminism, Julia Annas

12. Plato's Totalitarianism, C. C. W. Taylor

13. Utopia and Fantasy: The Practicability of Plato's Ideally Just City, M. F. Burnyeat

14. The Idea of Godlikeness, David Sedley

15. Plato's Theory of Human Good in the Philebus, John M. Cooper

16. Rumplestiltskin's Pleasures: True and False Pleasures in Plato's Philebus, Dorothea Frede

17. Persuasion, Compulsion, and Freedom in Plato's Laws, Christopher Bobonich

18. The Soul and Immortality, David Bostock

19. Immortality and the Nature of the Soul in the Phaedrus, Richard Bett

Notes on the Contributors; Selected Bibliography; Index of Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198752042
Editor:
Fine, Gail
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Fine, Gail
Author:
Fine, Gail
Author:
null, Gail
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Plato
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy | History | Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford readings in philosophy
Series Volume:
99-35
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
481 color photos, 45 halftones
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
5.3 x 7.9 x 1.1 in 1.244 lb

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