Aiming at Virtue in Plato by Iakovos Vasiliou

By Iakovos Vasiliou

This learn of Plato's ethics specializes in the concept that of advantage. in response to precise readings of the main favourite Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a principal but formerly not noted conceptual contrast in Plato among the assumption of advantage because the perfect objective of one's activities and the decision of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' offers specific and collectively constant readings of the main famous Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of crucial Platonic questions. in contrast to 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 belief of the supremacy of advantage, study how that declare might be defended, and deal with tips on how to be certain what constitutes the virtuous action.

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