Irwin, T. Plato's Ethics. Oxford, 1995. Ch. 16, “Republic 5–7.”  Joseph, H. W. B. Knowledge and the Good in Plato's Republic. Oxford 1948.  Kr ̈amer, H. J. “Epeikeina t ̄es ousias: zu Platon, Politeia 509b.
Author: G. R. F. Ferrari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the most frequently read work of Greek philosophy.
JOWETT N o writer has made loftier claims for the concept of goodness than Plato makes for the Form of the Good in the middle books of the Republic . We are told that without knowledge of the Form of the Good we cannot know that ...
Author: John Peter Anton
Publisher: SUNY Press
Papers presented to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy since its beginnings in the 1950's.
Author: Marina Berzins McCoyPublish On: 2020-08-01
Robinson understands nous in terms of intuition but then adds the claim that such knowledge must be certain. ... See Horace W. B. Joseph, Knowledge and the Good in Plato's Republic (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981, reprint of Oxford ...
Author: Marina Berzins McCoy
Publisher: SUNY Press
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation. Although Plato has long been known as a critic of imagination and its limits, Marina Berzins McCoy explores the extent to which images also play an important, positive role in Plato’s philosophical argumentation. She begins by examining the poetic educational context in which Plato is writing and then moves on to the main lines of argument and how they depend upon a variety of uses of the imagination, including paradigms, analogies, models, and myths. McCoy takes up the paradoxical nature of such key metaphysical images as the divided line and cave: on the one hand, the cave and divided line explicitly state problems with images and the visible realm. On the other hand, they are themselves images designed to draw the reader to greater intellectual understanding. The author gives a perspectival reading, arguing that the human being is always situated in between the transcendence of being and the limits of human perspective. Images can enhance our capacity to see intellectually as well as to reimagine ourselves vis-à-vis the timeless and eternal. Engaging with a wide range of continental, dramatic, and Anglo-American scholarship on images in Plato, McCoy examines the treatment of comedy, degenerate regimes, the nature of mimesis, the myth of Er, and the nature of Platonic dialogue itself. Marina Berzins McCoy is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. She is the author of Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy and Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists.
The most important thing about Plato's rulers is that through their knowledge of the Good they understand how to rule the city , i.e. , how to preserve it in a good and just and happy condition , and are moved to do so ( 540a - b ; cf.
Author: Nicholas P. White
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
A step by step, passage by passage analysis of the complete Republic. White shows how the argument of the book is articulated, the important interconnections among its elements, and the coherent and carefully developed train of though which motivates its complex philosophical reasoning. In his extensive introduction, White describes Plato's aims, introduces the argument, and discusses the major philosophical and ethical theories embodied in the Republic. He then summarizes each of its ten books and provides substantial explanatory and interpretive notes.
Smith, N., 'Plato and Aristotle on the nature of women,' journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2000): 145-68. ... Quarterly 27 (1977): 1—13. joseph, H. W. B., Knowledge and the Good in Plato's Republic, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1948.
Author: Nickolas Pappas
Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great book and acts as a companion for reading the work, examining: The context of Plato’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Plato’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text follows Plato’s original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
As Plato presents it , these answers clearly fail because they leave the issue under - determined . Knowledge has ... 15 H. W. B Joseph , Knowledge and the Good in Plato's Republic ( Oxford University Press , 1948 ) , pp . 23–4 .
Author: Anthony O'Hear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Discussions of value play a central role in contemporary philosophy. This book considers the role of values in truth seeking, in morality, in aesthetics and also in the spiritual life. The distinguished contributors include Simon Blackburn, Jonathan Dancy, Paul Horwich, John Leslie, Timothy Sprigge, and David Wiggins.
This volume, the fourth in the Edinburgh Leventis Studies series, comprises a selection of papers from the conference held in Edinburgh March 2005 in conjunction with Professor Terry Penner's tenure of the A. G. Leventis Visiting Research ...
Author: Douglas Cairns
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This volume, the fourth in the Edinburgh Leventis Studies series, comprises a selection of papers from the conference held in Edinburgh March 2005 in conjunction with Professor Terry Penner's tenure of the A. G. Leventis Visiting Research Chair in 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 Republic is 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 Good goes 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.
This edition of two masterpieces of Plato's later period features extensive ongoing commentaries by Cornford that provide helpful background information and valuable insights.
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This edition of two masterpieces of Plato's later period features extensive ongoing commentaries by Cornford that provide helpful background information and valuable insights. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher.