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Plato's utopia recast : his later ethics and politics

Author: Christopher Bobonich
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Plato's Utopia Recast' is an illuminating reappraisal of Plato's later works, which reveals radical changes in his ethical and political theory. Christopher Bobonich examines later dialogues, with a  Read more...

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Named Person: Plato; Plato; Plato.; Plato.; Plato.; Platon; Platon; Platon.; Platon.; Platon.; Plato.; Plato; Plato; Plato; Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bobonich
ISBN: 0199251436 9780199251438 019927410X 9780199274109
OCLC Number: 48987789
Description: xi, 643 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Philosophers and Non-philosophers in the Phaedo and the Republic --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. The Phaedo: Introduction --
1.3. The Phaedo: Virtues and Ultimate Ends --
1.4. The Phaedo: The Happiness of Non-philosophers --
1.5. The Phaedo: The Psychology of Non-philosophers --
1.6. The Phaedo: The Dependency Thesis --
1.7. The Phaedo: Wisdom --
1.8. The Phaedo: Political Implications --
1.9. The Phaedo: Conclusion --
1.10. The Republic: Introduction --
1.11. The Republic: The Virtues of Non-philosophers --
1.12. The Republic: The Ultimate Ends of Non-philosophers --
1.13. The Republic: The Happiness of Non-philosophers --
1.14. The Republic: Epistemology --
1.15. The Republic: Non-philosophers: Solipsism and Instrumentality? --
1.16. The Republic: Political Philosophy --
1.17. The Republic: Conclusion --
2. Virtue, Goods, and Happiness in the Laws --
2.1. Overview --
2.2. Reason and Law --
2.3. Preludes to the Law --
2.4. The Place of the Preludes --
2.5. The Goal of the Laws --
2.6. Dependent Goods in the Laws --
2.7. Preliminary Clarifications --
2.8. The Difficulties of Dependency --
2.9. Previous Attempts to Ground the Dependency Thesis --
2.10. Grounding Dependency --
2.11. The Philebus --
2.12. The Dependency Thesis --
2.13. Virtue and Happiness --
3. Parts of the Soul and the Psychology of Virtue --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Parts of the Soul and Akrasia in the Republic --
3.3. Akrasia in the Republic --
3.4. Problems with the Republic's Account of Akrasia --
3.5. Plato's Later Views: Introduction --
3.6. Akrasia and the Divine Puppets of the Laws --
3.7. Varieties of Weak Akrasia --
3.8. Psychic Intervention --
3.9. Origins and Persistence --
3.10. The Virtues --
4. Parts of the Soul and Non-rational Motivations --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. The Impoverishment of the Lower Parts of the Soul --
4.3. Non-rational Motivations: An Overview --
4.4. Psychology and Dependency --
4.5. Spirited Emotions --
4.6. Pleasure --
5. The Citizens of Magnesia --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. An Overview of Magnesia --
5.3. A Second-best City: Women, Leisure, the Nocturnal Council, and Changing the Law --
5.4. Citizenship and the Boundaries of the City --
5.5. The Problems of Citizenship --
5.6. The Question of Motivation --
5.7. Political Rule and Citizenship --
5.8. The Goodness of Ethical Activity --
5.9. Transpolitical End.
Responsibility: Christopher Bobonich.
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