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On the good life : thinking through the intermediaries in Plato's Philebus

Author: Cristina Ionescu
Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plato's Philebus continues to fascinate us with its reflections on what it means to live a good life by aiming at the right combination of pleasure and knowledge. In this book, Cristina Ionescu argues that mediation is a central theme in dialogue--back cover.
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Named Person: Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Ionescu
ISBN: 9781438475073 1438475071
OCLC Number: 1065544806
Description: xxv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The unity of the Philebus : metaphysical assumptions of the good human life --
The placement of pleasure and knowledge in the fourfold articulation of reality --
Hybrid varieties of pleasure : true mixed pleasures and false pure pleasures --
The nature of pleasure : absolute standards of filling or replenishment and due measure --
Pleasures of learning and the role of due measure in experiencing them --
Plato's conception of pleasure confronting three Aristotelian critiques --
The Philebus' implicit response to the aporiai of participation from the Parmenides.
Series Title: SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy.
Responsibility: Cristina Ionescu.

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Plato's Philebus continues to fascinate us with its reflections on what it means to live a good life by aiming at the right combination of pleasure and knowledge. In this book, Cristina Ionescu argues that mediation is a central theme in dialogue--back cover.

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