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Virtue is knowledge : the moral foundations of Socratic political philosophy

Author: Lorraine Smith Pangle
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lorraine Smith Pangle traces the argument for the primacy of virtue and the power of knowledge throughout the five dialogues that feature them most prominently--the Apology, Gorgias, Protagoras, Meno, and Laws--and reveals the truth at the core of these seemingly strange claims. She argues that Socrates was more aware of the complex causes of human action and of the power of irrational passions than a cursory  Read more...
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Named Person: Socrates; Plato.; Socrates.; Plato.; Plato.; Socrates.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Smith Pangle
ISBN: 9780226136547 022613654X
OCLC Number: 859446839
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Education and corruption: Apology --
The critique of retribution: Gorgias --
Virtue and knowledge: Meno --
The unity of virtue: Protagoras --
The Socratic thesis applied: Laws.
Responsibility: Lorraine Smith Pangle.

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Can Socrates be serious in his claims that human excellence is constituted by one virtue, that vice is merely the result of ignorance, and that the correct response to crime is therefore not  Read more...

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