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‘The Decay of Lying’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay The Decay of Living. It discusses Wilde's polemic against realism and his position on other elements of a binarized discourse that opposes imitation to ... More


Reading the Dialogues Platonically

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers whether Plato's thought had “developed” in any way, paving the way for a discussion on developmentalism and Plato's development. Developmentalism of various sorts is ... More


Socrates

TERENCE IRWIN

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the methods and doctrines that Plato treats as distinctive of Socrates. Socrates commits himself to three main paradoxes and the ... More


Was Plato a Platonist?

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter sets out the central theme of this book, by examining how Platonism is related to Plato's philosophy. In so doing the chapter makes a distinction between the terms “Platonism” and ... More


Aristotle on Plato and Platonism

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Aristotle's testimony about Platonism and, indeed, Aristotle's entire philosophical enterprise are aimed at identifying and repairing problems in the Platonic positive ... More


Plato, Poetry, and the Lyric Nine

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 focuses on Plato’s attitude towards the lyric poets and on the diversity with which certain lyric extracts are incorporated in his dialogues. Lyric poets are portrayed in Plato as ... More


Socrates' Arguments About the Virtues

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:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The main task of chapter 3 is to consider how Socrates regards virtues. To start with, the aporetic character of Plato’s early dialogues is recalled. Then, it is investigated why Socrates refuses to ... More


Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics: once again

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics. Reacting favourably to Jasper Griffin's justly influential article on Georgics 4, it agrees that readers need an interpretation that can ... More


From Pattern to Dynamic

in Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a conversation among three students—Michael, Ronna, and Robert—and their professor Seth Benardete at the University of Chicago. Benardete talks about the mistake that he came to see ... More


Friends and Lovers in the Symposium: Plato on Tradition

Kathy Eden

in Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087574
eISBN:
9780300133646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087574.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers Erasmus's claims about the commonality found in Pythagorean, Platonic, and Christian philosophy. It closely examines the Platonic and Pythagorean ideas that define the Adages ... More


Introduction: The Socratic Question of the Ethics

in Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics addresses a question of the utmost importance to us: What is the human good? Or, as the question comes to be elaborated, What is happiness? What is the good life for a ... More


Philosophy and Science

in Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a conversation among three students—Michael, Ronna, and Robert—and their professor Seth Benardete at the University of Chicago about the difference between preparing for philosophy ... More


Young Men’s Social Groupings

S. C. Humphreys

in Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198788249
eISBN:
9780191830204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788249.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Male adolescence in Athens covered the period between puberty and the early thirties, with young men acquiring citizenship and deme membership at eighteen, which conferred certain rights but not all ... More


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