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Pursuing the Good Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

ISBN-10: 0748628118

ISBN-13: 9780748628117

Edition: 2007

Authors: Douglas Cairns, Fritz-Gregor Herrmann, Terry Penner, Terry Penner

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This volume, the fourth in the series Edinburgh Leventis Studies, comprises a selection of papers from the conference held in Edinburgh in March 2005, when Professor Terry Penner was the visiting Leventis Research Professor of Greek. It brings together contributions from leading Plato scholars from Britain, Europe and North America on a closely defined topic central to Plato's thought and to Ancient Philosophy --Plato's Form of the Good. The importance of the collection lies in the combination and presentation in one place of a range of different approaches to the good in Plato's Republic, and different solutions to the problems posed and proposed by these approaches. The two central issues, which form an underlying thread throughout the collection, are: first whether Plato's Republicis centred on what is good for individual humans, or on some quasi-moral good; and secondly, what the Form of the Good is. Pursuing the Goodgoes beyond recent studies in the field, and will appeal to Classicists and Philosophers alike. To the advanced student, it represents a wide-ranging introduction to central issues of Plato's philosophy; for the academic it will provide stimulus through antithetical and controversial solutions to questions old and new.
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Book details

List price: $200.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 11/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

Douglas Cairns is Professor of Classics in the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Aid�s: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature (1993), Bacchylides: Five Epinician Odes (2010), and Sophocles: Antigone (2014).

Fritz-Gregor Herrmann is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Wales, Swansea.

What is the Form of the Good the Form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic
Glaucon's Challenge, Rational Egoism and Ordinary Morality
Thrasymachean Rulers, Altruistic Rulers and Socratic Rulers
Neutralism in Book I of the Republic
The Good, Advantage, Happiness and the Form of the Good: How Continuous with Socratic Ethics is Platonic Ethics?
The Form of the Good and the Good in Plato's Republic
Flourishing: The Central Concept of Practical Thought
Is Plato's Conception of the Form of the Good Contradictory?
The Good, Essences and Relations
The Idea of the Good and the Other Forms in Plato's Republic
The Aporia in the Charmides about Reflexive Knowledge and the Contribution to its Solution in the Sun Analogy of the Republic
The Good and Mathematics
The Good and Order: Does the Republic Display an Analogy Between a Science of Ethics and Mathematics?
Inquiry and Justification in the Search for the Highest Good in Plato and Aristotle
The Carpenter and the Good
Conversion or Conversation? A Note on Plato's Philosophical Methods