Aiming at Virtue in Plato by Iakovos Vasiliou

By Iakovos Vasiliou

This learn of Plato's ethics makes a speciality of the idea that of advantage. in line with specified readings of the main popular Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a relevant but formerly neglected conceptual contrast in Plato among the belief of advantage because the ultimate target of one's activities and the decision of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' presents exact and jointly constant readings of the main famous Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of primary Platonic questions. not like such a lot examinations of Plato's ethics, this learn doesn't take as its centrepiece the 'eudaimonist framework', which specializes in the connection among advantage and happiness. in its place, it argues that the dialogues themselves start with the assumption of the supremacy of advantage, research how that declare might be defended, and deal with tips to be sure what constitutes the virtuous action.

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