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Plato on pleasure and the good life

Author: Daniel C Russell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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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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Named Person: Plato.; Platon.; Plato.; Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel C Russell
ISBN: 0199282846 9780199282845
OCLC Number: 61229591
Description: viii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Russell.
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