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Phaedo

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Plato's treatment of pleasure in the Phaedo. His position is consistent in the various allusions to pleasure throughout the dialogue. That position can best be described as an ... More


Suicide and Sacrifice from Plato to Kant

Scott Cutler Shershow

in Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter further contextualizes the contemporary debate about a right to die by considering a few highlights of the philosophic approach to the question of suicide in general. Although nearly ... More


Doctrine and Dialectic in Plato’s Dialogues

Rachana Kamtekar

in Plato's Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, the Divided Soul, and the Desire for Good

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198798446
eISBN:
9780191850455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798446.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 lays out the methodological approach employed throughout the book, which is to pay attention to the dialectical dependence of what the main speaker in the dialogue says on the intellectual ... More


Psychological Eudaemonism and Explanation

Rachana Kamtekar

in Plato's Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, the Divided Soul, and the Desire for Good

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198798446
eISBN:
9780191850455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798446.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 6 argues that for Plato, psychological eudaemonism’s potential to explain actions and agents is limited, and, in the case where the agent’s beliefs are false, both rife with moral hazard and ... More


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