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Socratic Ethics 1

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/9780199226399.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the ethical thought of Socrates in the early Platonic dialogues, focusing on Socrates' quest for definitions of ethical concepts. It is argued that the attempt to define virtue ... More


Platonic Ethics

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/9780199226399.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the principal themes of Plato's ethical thought, distinguishing three phases: i) the theory of the early dialogues; ii) the theory of the Republic; and iii) developments ... More


Souls and Persons

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/9780199288670.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the roots of the Platonic notion of the person or self. The terms ‘person’ and ‘self’ are used interchangeably, and it is argued that persons or selves are treated by Plato as ... More


Self-deceit and the Socratic Paradox

L. JONATHAN COHEN

in An Essay on Belief and Acceptance

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236047
eISBN:
9780191679179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236047.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

While there may be instances wherein we are tempted to say that some people deliberately deceive themselves, self-deceit is a concept that is evidently paradoxical. Although previous proposals for ... More


Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Lorraine Smith Pangle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226136547
eISBN:
9780226136684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136684.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book explores the famous Socratic paradox, or claim that virtue is knowledge, in five dialogues in which that claim is most fully elaborated, the Apology, Gorgias, Meno, Protagoras, and Laws. ... 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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