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Pursuing the GoodEthics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic$
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Douglas Cairns and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748628117

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.001.0001

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What is the form of the Good the form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic

What is the form of the Good the form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic

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(p.15) 1 What is the form of the Good the form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic
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Pursuing the Good
Author(s):

Terry Penner

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0002

This chapter explores a theme that will be of equal appeal to classicists and to philosophers. This is the exploration of a very serious – and largely ignored – difficulty in usual presentations of the plot of the Republic. The chapter demonstrates, by means of a single example, that explorations of plot difficulties can shed important new light on what Plato is up to, even philosophically, in the Republic.

Keywords:   Plato, Republic, dramatists, plot

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