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Socrates, pleasure, and value

Author: George Rudebusch
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Addressing whether Socrates was a hedonist, the author examines the passages in Plato's early dialogues that are the most disputed on the topic. He maintains that Socrates identifies pleasant  Read more...

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Named Person: Socrates.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Rudebusch
ISBN: 0195159616 9780195159615
OCLC Number: 55107777
Description: xiii, 169 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Plato's aporetic style --
Ethical Protagoreanism --
Callicles' hedonism --
Callicles refuted --
Death is one of two things --
The intrinsic value of sense pleasure and pain --
The righteous are happy --
Does Socrates consistently hold the sufficiency thesis? --
How Socrates can make both pleasure and virtue the chief good.
Responsibility: George Rudebusch.
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"In this excellent book, Rudebusch pursues this question to the heart of Socrates' ethics and concludes that Socrates is indeed a hedonist of an unusual kind...Every page of this extraordinary book Read more...

 
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