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Imagination, Self‐Awareness, and Modal Thought at Philebus 39–40

Karel Thein

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter revisits Plato's image of our soul as a book where two craftsmen are at work, a scribe and a painter (Philebus 39–40). Its focus is on how the painter's elaborations pertain to some ... More


Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Hedonism is the view that the Good Life is the pleasant life. The central aim of this book is to show that, when carefully and charitably interpreted, certain forms of hedonism yield plausible ... More


Fools’ Pleasures in Plato’s Philebus

Jennifer Whiting

in Strategies of Argument: Essays in Ancient Ethics, Epistemology, and Logic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199890477
eISBN:
9780199345472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890477.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter, a new explanation of Plato’s argument against hedonism, and a new, unified, account of his argument that there are ‘false pleasures’. It reads Plato’s argument as cumulative, involving ... More


Classic Objections to Hedonism

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Seven classic objections to hedonism are presented and explained. Each is carefully formulated as an objection to the Default Hedonism introduced in Ch. 2. The objections are based on (a) the idea ... More


Replies to Some Objections

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The objection from false pleasures (introduced in Ch. 3) is reviewed. A version relevant to Intrinsic Attitudinal Hedonism is formulated and evaluated. A new form of hedonism making use of an ... More


Two Ways in which Pleasures can be False: Philebus 36c–42c

Panos Dimas

in Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198803386
eISBN:
9780191841583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803386.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 8 examines two ways in which Plato in the Philebus claims that pleasures can be false. The common interpretation of the first way—which occupies the main part of the chapter—comes in two ... More


Putting the “Stroppies” to Work: Philebus 42c–47d

Giles Pearson

in Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198803386
eISBN:
9780191841583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803386.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 9 offers a detailed analysis of Philebus 42c–47d. Here, after first discussing a neutral state between pleasure and pain, Socrates introduces some ‘stroppy’ characters (duschereis) who are ... More


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