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Desire

David Wolfsdorf

in Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explains how arguments in Meno, Protagoras, and Lysis present a coherent conception of desire. Furthermore, it is argued that the much discussed passage at Gorgias 466–68 is ... More


The Philosopher’s Ambition: Plutarch, Arrian, and Marcus Aurelius

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter singles out three men from the second century AD who exalted the ideal of the philosopher ruler, and who themselves were honoured as philosophers: Plutarch, Arrian, and Marcus Aurelius. ... More


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