Iakovos Vasiliou's Aiming at Virtue in Plato PDF

By Iakovos Vasiliou

This learn of Plato's ethics specializes in the concept that of advantage. in line with distinctive readings of the main well known Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a important but formerly disregarded conceptual contrast in Plato among the assumption of advantage because the best goal of one's activities and the selection of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' presents unique and at the same time constant readings of the main famous Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of critical Platonic questions. not like so much examinations of Plato's ethics, this learn doesn't take as its centrepiece the 'eudaimonist framework', which makes a speciality of the connection among advantage and happiness. as an alternative, it argues that the dialogues themselves commence with the belief of the supremacy of advantage, learn how that declare will be defended, and tackle find out how to make sure what constitutes the virtuous action.

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