Levels of Argument: A Comparative Study of Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Levels of Argument: A Comparative Study of Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

by Dominic Scott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198801610
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dominic Scott is currently Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Tutor at Lady Margaret Hall. He was awarded a PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge in 1988 and taught there in the Faculty of Philosophy and Clare College until 2007. Since then has been at the University of Virginia, and has taught ethics and politics at the University of Kent. He has also held visiting positions at Oxford, Princeton and Harvard. From 2001 to 2003 he was a British Academy Research Reader. He has lectured extensively: in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He has also done a great deal of work bringing philosophy into the public arena, working with government, civil service and business, and has co-authored a report on the worldwide state of the humanities.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One
1. The shorter route in Republic II-IV
2. The adequacy of the shorter route
3. The longer route
4. The role of metaphysics in Republic VIII-IX
5. The cave allegory and the structure of the Republic
Part Two
6. Political science and the longer route
7. The limits of precision
8. Explanation in NE I 4 and 7
9. Aristotle and the race course
10. The 'endoxic method'
Conclusion
Bibliography

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