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Plato's Dialogues and Ethics

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Plato's Dialogues and Ethics provides a comprehensive discussion of the basic principles of Plato's philosophy based on his dialogues on the great virtues. Drawing on over 40 years of academic experience, Slaatté explores Plato's ethics and compares them to Aristotle's views. One of the distinctive features of Slaatté's work is his consideration of Plato's influence on Christianity and contemporary society. This compelling study is essential for those with an interest in ...

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Overview

Plato's Dialogues and Ethics provides a comprehensive discussion of the basic principles of Plato's philosophy based on his dialogues on the great virtues. Drawing on over 40 years of academic experience, Slaatté explores Plato's ethics and compares them to Aristotle's views. One of the distinctive features of Slaatté's work is his consideration of Plato's influence on Christianity and contemporary society. This compelling study is essential for those with an interest in classics or philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761815006
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/5/2000
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Alexander Slaatté is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Marshall University in West Virginia and Courtesy Professor at the University of South Florida. He is the author of over 27 books and articles on philosophy, ethics, and religion, including Our Cultural Cancer and Its Cure (1995) and Major Modern and Contemporary Theologies (1997) also published by University Press of America.

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Plato's Dialogues Reviewed: The Apology; The Crito; The Phaedo; The Lysis; The Laches; The Euthydemus; The Cratylus; The Gorgias; Temperance; The Euthyphro; The Meno; Protagoras; Symposium chapter 2 Plato's Ethics Epitomized: Basic Elements of Plato's Ethics; Plato's Ethics and Aristotle's View; Plato's Ethics Related to Modern Theories chapter 3 Plato and the New Testament: Introduction; Plato's Early Influence Upon Christianity; Addendum chapter 4 Bibliography chapter 5 Index

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