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Laws

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/9780198246664.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Plato's views on pleasure in the Laws. It focuses on two main sections — 653–70 and 732–4 — where the following apparent differences from the Philebus are found: first, (660–3), ... More


Below Belief and Reason

Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plato’s Timaeus denies appetite the capacity for belief and yet presupposes that appetite can give rise to action, and that it can receive commands and information from the rational part of the soul. ... More


Imagination, Self‐Awareness, and Modal Thought at Philebus 39–40

Karel Thein

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter revisits Plato's image of our soul as a book where two craftsmen are at work, a scribe and a painter (Philebus 39–40). Its focus is on how the painter's elaborations pertain to some ... More


Personhood in the Later Dialogues

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter shows that in Timaeus, Philebus, and Laws, all the essentials of the account hitherto developed are maintained. The first dialogue offers a cosmology in which persons are clearly ... More


What Is Ignorance? Plato on Presumed Knowledge, Wishful Thinking, and Not Understanding Your Own Thoughts

Katja Maria Vogt

in Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916818
eISBN:
9780199980291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916818.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The chapter takes its starting point from an under-explored passage in the Philebus. According to this passage, ignorance involves thinking of oneself as richer, more beautiful, and wiser than one ... More


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


Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure

Verity Harte

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236757
eISBN:
9780191597640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is an examination of Plato's treatment of the relation between a whole and its parts in a group of Plato's later works: the Theaetetus, Parmenides, Sophist, Philebus, and Timaeus. Plato's ... More


Eros (I)

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

One of the dividing lines Kant drew between the “beautiful” and the “agreeable” was the border between the absence and the presence of desire for an object apprehended aesthetically. Several modern ... More


The Nature of Pleasure

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/9780198246664.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of Plato's use of idioms. It then discusses his theoretical comments in the Protagoras, the Gorgias, the Republic, the Timaeus, and the Philebus. It argues ... More


Virtue, Goods, and Happiness in the Laws

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:
10.1093/0199251436.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Laws endorses a Dependency Thesis about goods: every good, other than virtue, is good for its possessor only on the condition that its possessor is virtuous. I argue that the Dependency Thesis is ... More


Pleasure, Intelligence, and the Good

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on how some crucial doctrines of the Republic are then developed in the Philebus. Firstly, the problem of whether pleasure or intelligence is the good in a more articulated way ... More


Reason and Virtue

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The last chapter analyses how Plato’s ethical views are developed in the later dialogues (the Philebus, the Statesman, and the Laws). In the last dialogue Plato tries to harmonise the different ... More


Arts, Crafts, and the Production of Pleasure

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Argues that Plato has the beginnings of a conception of aesthetic pleasure, but that he does not use it to assign autonomous value to the arts. In his Gorgias, Plato argues that rhetoric and music ... More


Speusippus and the Search for an Adequate System of Principles

John Dillon

in The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (347-274 BC)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237662
eISBN:
9780191597336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237669.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plato's nephew Speusippus was already over 60 when he assumed the headship of the Academy on his uncle's death, and his reign was short (347–339). Aristotle is our principle source for the Old ... More


Composition and Structure

Verity Harte

in Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236757
eISBN:
9780191597640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Begins with some general considerations about structure and the role it might be thought to play in the constitution of a whole and then turns to Plato's own account of both composition and ... More


Craft, Dialectic, and the Form of the Good

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that the notion of a technē (craft) provided a template for the wisdom Socrates searched for in vain, and for the Platonic conception of philosophy. Some crafts treat their first ... More


The Philosopher’s Object

Gill Mary Louise

in Philosophos: Plato's Missing Dialogue

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606184
eISBN:
9780191741890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606184.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Chapter 7 reconstructs Plato’s portrait of the philosopher, starting with the problematic fourth step in the dialectical exercise in the Sophist, which undermines the constructive proposal about ... More


A Science of First Principles A Science of First Principles Metaphysics A 2

Sarah Broadie

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter continues the discussion of Cambiano's on A 1, since Aristotle's chapters A 1-2 are evidently a continuous introduction. The problem of what exactly it is an introduction to, i.e. the ... More


The Independence of the Soul from the Body: Philebus 31b–36c

Satoshi Ogihara

in Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198803386
eISBN:
9780191841583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803386.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 7 identifies a principle that governs much of Socrates’ discussion in the Philebus and shows how it is at work in 31b–36c, where he discusses bodily pleasures of restoration and begins ... More


Plato and Pythagoreanism

Phillip Sidney Horky

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898220
eISBN:
9780199345519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Was Plato a Pythagorean? Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but scholars since the nineteenth century have been more skeptical. This book argues that a specific type of Pythagorean ... More


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