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Philosophers in the Republic : Plato's two paradigms

Author: Roslyn Weiss
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell Univ. Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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"Roslyn Weiss offers a new interpretation of Platonic moral philosophy based on an unconventional reading of the Republic. Her basic argument begins with the point that Plato means for us to react badly to the philosopher-rulers of Book 7. She then makes the case that there are two distinct kinds of philosopher in the Republic--one that is ideal and one that is farcical--and that each represents a separate type of  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato / Republic.; Plato
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roslyn Weiss
OCLC Number: 815889046
Notes: Introduction : two paradigms -- Philosophers by nature -- Philosophers by design I : the making of a philosopher -- Philosophers by design II : the making of a ruler -- Socratic piety : the fifth cardinal virtue -- Justice as moderation -- Conclusion : "in a healthy way."
Description: XI, 236 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Two Paradigms1. Philosophers by Nature2. Philosophers by Design I: The Making of a Philosopher3. Philosophers by Design II: The Making of a Ruler4. Socratic Piety: The Fifth Cardinal Virtue5. Justice as ModerationConclusion: "In a Healthy Way"Works CitedIndex
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