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Plato's ethics

Author: Terence Irwin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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The aim of this book is to demonstrate that Plato's rejection of Socrates' instrumentalism is one of the key elements in the development of Plato's philosophical perspective. The book, which is structured in 20 chapters, is a dialogue by dialogue commentary, which discusses Plato's ethics in context of his metaphysics and epistemology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Irwin, Terence.
Plato's ethics.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 93040066
(OCoLC)29219621
Named Person: Plato; Plato; Plato.; Plato.; Platon.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Irwin
ISBN: 0585379394 9780585379395 0195086449 9780195086447 0195086457 9780195086454
OCLC Number: 48138043
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 436 pages)
Contents: Plato, Socrates, and the dialogues --
Socrates' method --
Socrates' arguments about the virtues --
Socrates : from happiness to virtue --
Difficulties for Socrates --
The protagoras --
The argument of the Gorgias --
Implications of the Gorgias --
Socratic method and Socratic ethics : the Meno --
The theort of forms --
Republic I --
Republic II : objections to justice --
Republic IV : the division of the soul --
Republic IV : the virtues --
Republic IV : justice and happiness --
Republic V-VII --
Republic VIII-IX on justice --
Platonic love --
Pleasure, intelligence, and the good --
Reason and virtue.
Responsibility: Terence Irwin.

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