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Plato on Rationality and Happiness

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the relation between rationality and happiness in Plato's thought. In some early dialogues a correct conception of what happiness is, is sufficient to achieve it; hence all ... More


Why Plato and Ribbons

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

At the end of the Republic, Plato sets forth his notion of the immortality of the soul. This has something to do with the second quotation on the shaft of the Berkeley Plato which states,“Every soul ... More


The Human Animal

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of how definite and how important the distinction between humans and nonhuman animals is. It begins with a survey of the very varied and often very close relations ... More


Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Mary Lowe-Evans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although numerous critics and scholars have considered the influence of Joyce's Catholicism on his works, most seem to have concluded that Joyce's intention was to subvert the church's power. This ... More


Fragmentation and Memory: Meditations on Christian Doctrine

Karmen MacKendrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229499
eISBN:
9780823236961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Philosophers have long and skeptically viewed religion as a source of over easy answers, with a singular, totalizing “God” and the comfort of an immortal soul being the greatest among them. But ... More


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