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Philebus

Author: Plato.; Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1982.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Tragedy and Comedy of Life, Seth Benardete focuses on the idea of the good in what is widely regarded as one of Plato's most challenging and complex dialogues, the Philebus. Traditionally the Philebus is interpreted as affirming the doctrine that the good resides in thought and mind rather than in pleasure or the body. Benardete challenges this view, arguing that Socrates vindicates the life of the mind over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plato.
Philebus.
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1982
(OCoLC)560719993
Named Person: Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Plato.; Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 0140443959 9780140443950
OCLC Number: 9861671
Language Note: Translation of: Philebus.
Description: 150 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Philebus.
Responsibility: Plato ; translated, with an introduction by Robin A.H. Waterfield.

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An exploration of one of the most fundamental human questions: how to lead a good life. Taking the form of a discussion between the hedonist Philebus, his naive disciple, Protarchus and Socrates,  Read more...

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