Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion, and the Soul

Paperback | October 14, 1999

EditorGail Fine

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The aim of the series is to bring together important recent writing in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selectivebibliography is appended as a guide to further reading.

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The aim of the series is to bring together important recent writing in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selectivebibliography is appended as a guide to further r...

Gail Fine is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. She is author of On Ideas: Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms (1993), and co-editor of Aristotle: Selections (1995) and Aristotle: Introductory Readings (1996).

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 14, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Richard Kraut: Socrates and Democracy2. Gregory Vlastos: Socratic Piety3. Terry Penner: The Unity of Virtue4. Gregory Vlastos: Happiness and Virtue in Socrates' Moral Theory5. Gregory Vlastos: The Individual as Object of Love in Plato6. T. H. Irwin: Republic II: Objections to Justice7. John M. Cooper: Plato's Theory of Human Motivation8. Norman O. Dahl: Plato's Defense of Justice9. Richard Kraut: Return to the Cave: Republic 519-52110. Bernard Williams: The Analogy of City and Soul in Plato's Republic11. Julia Annas: Plato's Republic and Feminism12. C. C. W. Taylor: Plato's Totalitarianism13. M. F. Burnyeat: Utopia and Fantasy: The Practicability of Plato's Ideally Just City14. David Sedley: The Idea of Godlikeness15. John M. Cooper: Plato's Theory of Human Good in the Philebus16. Dorothea Frede: Rumplestiltskin's Pleasures: True and False Pleasures in Plato's Philebus17. Christopher Bobonich: Persuasion, Compulsion, and Freedom in Plato's Laws18. David Bostock: The Soul and Immortality19. Richard Bett: Immortality and the Nature of the Soul in the PhaedrusNotes on the Contributors; Selected Bibliography; Index of Names