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Socrates' Speech: The Aim of Erōs

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Socrates' account of the aim of eros. At different points in his speech, Socrates specifies three aims of eros: the good, reproduction in beauty, and immortality. This chapter ... More


Plato and Aristotle on the Criterion of Real Pleasures

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/9780199226399.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the attempts by Plato and Aristotle to establish which, among the great variety of pleasures, are genuine pleasures, as opposed to not being pleasures at all, or being pleasures ... More


The Ergon Argument

Stephen R.L. Clark

in Aristotle's Man: Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245162
eISBN:
9780191680847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Man's ergon, his defining character, lies in his capacity for choice and action, so that his nature is not wholly determinate. To live well, being human, one must do their own living. The subject of ... More


Democratic Courage and the Platonic Laches

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his short dialogue Laches, Plato interpreted democracy and courage through a specifically Thucydidean lens. Contrary to many readings, this chapter interprets the dialogue’s presentation of ... More


The Final End and the Way to It

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/9780226080543.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics begins with a seemingly preposterous contention: “Every art (technē) and every way of proceeding (methodos), and likewise action (praxis) and choice (prohairesis), are ... More


The Concept of Ergon: Towards an Achievement Interpretation of Aristotle’s ‘Function Argument’

Samuel H. Baker

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 48

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198735540
eISBN:
9780191799624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735540.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Nicomachean Ethics 1.7, Aristotle gives a definition of the human good, and he does so by means of the ‘ergon argument’. This chapter clears the way for a new interpretation of this argument by ... More


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