Plato's Sun-Like Good (Innbundet)

Dialectic in the Republic


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781316516874
Omtale Plato's Sun-Like Good
Plato's Sun-Like Good is a revolutionary discussion of the Republic's philosopher-rulers, their dialectic, and their relation to the form of the good. With detailed arguments Sarah Broadie explains how, if we think of the form of the good as 'interrogative', we can re-conceive those central reference-points of Platonism in down-to-earth terms without loss to our sense of Plato's philosophical greatness. The book's main aims are: first, to show how for Plato the form of the good is of practical value in a way that we can understand; secondly, to make sense of the connection he draws between dialectic and the form of the good; and thirdly, to make sense of the relationship between the form of the good and other forms while respecting the contours of the sun-good analogy and remaining faithful to the text of the Republic itself.

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