Aiming at Virtue in Plato Iakovos Vasiliou

ISBN: 9780521367943

Published: April 14th 2011

Paperback

322 pages


Description

Aiming at Virtue in Plato  by  Iakovos Vasiliou

Aiming at Virtue in Plato by Iakovos Vasiliou
April 14th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 322 pages | ISBN: 9780521367943 | 9.55 Mb

This study of Platos ethics focuses on the concept of virtue. Based on detailed readings of the most prominent Platonic dialogues on virtue, it argues that there is a central yet previously unnoticed conceptual distinction in Plato between the ideaMoreThis study of Platos ethics focuses on the concept of virtue. Based on detailed readings of the most prominent Platonic dialogues on virtue, it argues that there is a central yet previously unnoticed conceptual distinction in Plato between the idea of virtue as the supreme aim of ones actions and the determination of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous.

Appreciating the aiming/determining distinction provides detailed and mutually consistent readings of the most well-known Platonic dialogues on virtue as well as original interpretations of central Platonic questions. Unlike most examinations of Platos ethics, this study does not take as its centrepiece the eudaimonist framework, which focuses on the relationship between virtue and happiness. Instead, it argues that the dialogues themselves begin with the idea of the supremacy of virtue, examine how that claim can be defended, and address how to determine what constitutes the virtuous action.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Aiming at Virtue in Plato":


braveunicorns.pl

©2011-2015 | DMCA | Contact us