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Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics

Christopher Bobonich

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251438
eISBN:
9780191597084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251436.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Argues that Plato in his middle period (roughly at the time of the Phaedo and the Republic) had a radically pessimistic view of non‐philosophers: they could not be genuinely virtuous or happy, and ... More


Philosophers and Non‐Philosophers in the Phaedo and the Republic

Christopher Bobonich

in Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251438
eISBN:
9780191597084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251436.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Explores Plato's two most important earlier discussions of non‐philosophers: that in the Phaedo, in which Plato for the first time takes as a central theme the differences between philosophers and ... More


The Republic: Plato’s Democratic Epic

James L. Kastely

in The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Plato sets his dialogue in a democratic Athens where the standard defense of justice fails to persuade anyone that justice in itself is valuable or desirable. This points to the inadequacy of normal ... More


Glaucon’s Request for a Persuasive Argument

James L. Kastely

in The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the key moment of the dialogue, Glaucon accuses Socrates of having achieved not true persuasion but the mere appearance of persuasion, thereby questioning the value of refutation as a resource to ... More


The Argument for Philosophy

James L. Kastely

in The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The issue of the authority of philosophy with non-philosophers is directly raised by Socrates’s radical proposal that the Kallipolis is possible only if there are philosopher-kings who would rule the ... More


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