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Plato on Rationality and Happiness

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the relation between rationality and happiness in Plato's thought. In some early dialogues a correct conception of what happiness is, is sufficient to achieve it; hence all ... More


Ignorance and Akrasia‐Denial in the Protagoras

Agnes Gellen Callard

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 47

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198722717
eISBN:
9780191840265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722717.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that Socrates does not, in fact, deny the possibility of akrasia in the Protagoras. Instead, he offers a new conception of akrasia. On the standard conception, akratics ϕ, while ... More


Plato's Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, the Divided Soul, and the Desire for Good

Rachana Kamtekar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198798446
eISBN:
9780191850455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Plato’s Moral Psychology is concerned with Plato’s account of the soul insofar as it bears on our living well or badly, virtuously or viciously. The core of Plato’s moral psychology is his account of ... More


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