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Socrates, pleasure and value

Author: George Rudebusch; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Rudebusch; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195159616 9780195159615
OCLC Number: 166703665
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed June, 2 2006).
Originally published in print: New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Includes index.
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2000.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Plato's aporetic style --
Ethical protagoreanism --
Callicles' hedonism --
Callicles refused --
Death is one of two things --
The intrinsice 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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