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Plato on pleasure and the good life.

Author: Daniel S Russell; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Daniel Russell examines Plato's subtle and insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value and human psychology. Russell offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that, for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its own. Plato presents wisdom as a skill of living that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, Daniel.
Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©2005
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Russell; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0199282846 9780199282845 9780191536137 019153613X
OCLC Number: 191827086
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Introduction : pleasure and the good life --
Goodness and the good life : the Euthydemus --
Pleasure, virtue, and happiness in the Gorgias --
Pleasure as a conditional good in the Phaedo --
Pleasure and moral psychology in Republic IV and IX --
The Philebus, part 1 : virtue, value, and 'likeness to God' --
The Philebus, part 2 : pleasure transformed, or how the necessity of pleasure for happiness is consistent with the sufficiency of virtue for happiness --
Pleasure, value, and moral psychology in the Republic, Laws, and Timaeus --
Epilogue : pleasure and happiness in Plato's Protagoras.

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Examines Plato's insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value, happiness and human psychology. This book offers a fresh perspective on how good  Read more...

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