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The Poetics of the Platonic Dialogue

Martin Puchner

in The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199730322
eISBN:
9780199852796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In his youth, Plato dreamed of being a successful playwright, but upon hearing Socrates's clever and sharp sayings while on his way to the theater, he became his student instead and was reborn as a ... More


Plato

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/9780198242673.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Plato's ethical views and compares the Republic with the Socratic dialogues. The structure and style of the Republic encourages ... More


The Form of the Good and The Good in Plato’s Republic

Christopher Rowe

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses a topic that everyone will agree in locating at the very centre of Plato's philosophy: his conception of the good. However, it proposes to address the topic from an unusual ... More


Platonic and Rabbinic Dialogues Compared

Jenny R. Labendz

in Socratic Torah: Non-Jews in Rabbinic Intellectual Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934560
eISBN:
9780199345793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934560.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter establishes the comparison between Plato's Socratic dialogues and the rabbinic dialogues that are central to the book. It includes citations and close readings of numerous Platonic and ... More


Epilogue: Arcesilaus and the Turn to Scepticism

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:
10.1093/0198237669.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Arcesilaus of Pitane succeeded Crates as head of the Academy in the mid‐270s, and is credited with instigating the era of the ‘sceptical’ Academy. Dillon shows that this radical change of direction ... More


The Good, Advantage, Happiness and the form of the Good: How Continuous with Socratic Ethics is Platonic Ethics?

Terry Penner

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In earlier investigations of the ‘longer road’ in Books IV and VI–VII of the Republic, the author concluded that the good which the Form of the Good is the Form of is benefit or advantage pure and ... More


Epistemology in the Earlier Dialogues

Jessica Moss

in Plato's Epistemology: Being and Seeming

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867401
eISBN:
9780191904141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867401.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The objects-based epistemology I have attributed to Plato in the Republic and other dialogues depends on a robust metaphysical distinction between ontologically privileged Beings and ontologically ... More


Proclus on Self-movement and the logoi Within

Ursula Coope

in Freedom and Responsibility in Neoplatonist Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198824831
eISBN:
9780191863523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824831.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Proclus argues that we human beings are both dependent and responsible. We are moved by the gods but also self-moved. We are responsible because of the way in which our souls are self-moving. Section ... More


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