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Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Douglas Cairns and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Abstract

This book brings together contributions from 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 individua ... More

Keywords: Plato, Form of Good, Republic, Britain, Europe, North America, individual humans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748628117
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Cairns, author

Fritz-Gregor Herrmann, author

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