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Plato for pleasure

Fox, Adam

Plato for pleasure

by Fox, Adam

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Published by Westhouse in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plato.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Adam Fox.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB393 .F514
    The Physical Object
    Pagination170 p.
    Number of Pages170
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6502702M
    LC Control Number46017972
    OCLC/WorldCa3165836

    Complete Works, Plato Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire work is believed to have survived /5().   In Book IV of the Republic, a dialog written by Plato about 15 years earlier, Plato (again speaking through Socrates) elaborates the roles of the aforementioned constituents of the human soul.

    Plato: The Laws. The Laws is Plato’s last, longest, and, perhaps, most loathed work. The book is a conversation on political philosophy between three elderly men: an unnamed Athenian, a Spartan named Megillus, and a Cretan named Clinias. These men work to . If the philosopher is right, the pleasure one gets from having a just soul (i.e., a soul aiming at fulfilling reason’s desires) is the best kind of pleasure. So, once again, we see that it does pay to be just. The next argument also involves pleasures. Socrates argues that the pleasure of the philosopher is the only real pleasure.

    With these tentative caveats, Russell’s book is an excellent place to look for further citations and creative interpretation of Plato’s many treatments of pleasure, of varying date, with an eye to their connections with his moral views and to developments in later Platonist thought, beyond the summary account of a supposed single mature. TY - BOOK. T1 - Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life. AU - Russell, Daniel. PY - /10/1. Y1 - /10/1. N2 - This book examines Plato's subtle and insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value and human psychology.


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The book offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its own. Plato for Pleasure Unknown Binding – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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While Gosling and Taylor argue that Plato's treatment of pleasure is disunified, the gist of Russell's book is that Plato's treatment is unified throughout the corpus.

The introduction to Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life lays some basic conceptual ground. Russell swiftly moves from pleasure to. Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life Dan Russell has followed a series of stimulating papers on ancient thinkers’ moral psychology and ethics with this outstanding book, in which he examines the place of pleasure in Plato’s thought, and finds considerably more coherence and philosophical interest than others have before him.

Plato and Aristotle aimed to understand pleasure’s value, biology, and place in psychology and experience in an integrated way, in the context of the science of their day. Plato: Noticing Different Restorations to Life’s Natural State. The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, translit. Politeia; Latin: De Republica) is a Socratic dialogue, authored by Plato around BC, concerning justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state, and the just man.

It is Plato's best-known work, and has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually. Preview. Arenson’s Health and Hedonism offers an arresting comparative study of Plato’s treatments of pleasure in the Republic (ch. 1) and the Philebus (chs.

), the debates that followed among Platonists and Aristotelians (ch. 3), and Epicurean hedonism (ch. She concludes (ch. 8) that Epicurus conceived pleasure in terms of organic functioning. Yay Plato. That, at least, is the argument of Adam Fox in his book Plato for Pleasure (revised edtion ).

“The works of Plato have generally been in the hands of philosophers and scholars when they ought to have been in the hands of the people,” laments Fox. In Book X of our dialogue, Socrates will argue Platonic theory, or conjecture — questions of probability.

We are now ready for Book X of the present dialogue, which presents Plato's view of the arts and Plato's theory of the immortality of the soul. Plato thinks of pleasure and pain, as something one cannot have without the other, “A man cannot have both at the same time.

Yet if he pursues and catches one, he is bound to catch the other.” But Plato believed that to distance your self from pleasure and pain as much as possible.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fox, Adam, Plato for pleasure. London, J. Murray [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Plato.; Platon. Get this from a library. Plato for pleasure. [Adam Fox] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create # Fawcett premier book.\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema. 17 For the general observation that Plato in Book 9 is keener to condemn the bad condition than to argue concretely for the good condition, see Riel, G. Van, Pleasure and the Good Life: Plato, Aristotle, and the Neoplatonists (Leiden, ), Plato’s Republic is a foundational book for me.

(Source) Luciano Floridi When it comes to the classic image of the myth of the cave, you can reinterpret the whole thing today in terms of the channel of communication and information theory. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fox, Adam, Plato for pleasure.

[London]: Westhouse, (OCoLC) Named Person: Plato. Plato therefore offers an illuminating role for pleasure in ethics and psychology, one to which we may be unaccustomed: pleasure emerges not as a sensation or even a mode of activity, but as an attitude - one of the ways in which we construe our world--and Cited by: Plato On Pleasure And The Good Life Plato On Pleasure And The Good Life by Daniel Russell.

Download in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Plato On Pleasure And The Good Life books. interestingly, Plato raises the fundamental question of whether the pleasure produced by poetry is good for us; In books 2 & 3, Plato finds poetry unsuitable as a vehicle for understanding, and thus as a means to approach or insure what is "good" or "just" because: the poet write not through understanding or reason but by inspiration.COVID Resources.

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