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Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life
     

Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life

by Daniel C. Russell
 

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ISBN-10: 0199282846

ISBN-13: 9780199282845

Pub. Date: 11/24/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Daniel Russell develops a fresh and original view of pleasure and its pivotal role in Plato's treatment of value, happiness, and human psychology. This is the first full-length discussion of the topic for fifty years, and Russell shows its relevance to contemporary debates in moral philosophy and philosophical psychology. Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life will

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Daniel Russell develops a fresh and original view of pleasure and its pivotal role in Plato's treatment of value, happiness, and human psychology. This is the first full-length discussion of the topic for fifty years, and Russell shows its relevance to contemporary debates in moral philosophy and philosophical psychology. Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life will make fascinating reading for ancient specialists and for a wide range of philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199282845
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/24/2005
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pleasure and the good life
1. Goodnes and the good life: the Euthydemus
2. Pleasure, virtue, and happiness in the Gorgias
3. Pleasure as a conditional good in the Phaedo
4. Pleasure and moral psychology in Republic IV and IX
5. The Philebus I: virtue, value, and 'likeness to God'
6. The Philebus II: pleasure transformed
7. Pleasure, value, and moral psychology in the Republic, Laws, and Timaeus
Epilogue: Pleasure and happiness in Plato's Protagoras

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