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Published by [Filosofinen Yhdistys] in Helsinki .
Written in English

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  • Plato.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Jussi Tenkku.
SeriesActa philosophica fennica -- 11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13925995M

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Pleasure, Knowledge, and Being: An Analysis of Plato's Philebus. Cynthia HAMPTON - - State University of New York Press. The Evaluation of Pleasure in Plato's : JUSSI TENKKU. The book offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its Author: D. Russell. "Warren perfects the virtues exemplified in J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor, The Greeks on Pleasure, thanks to his historical accuracy, his subtle analysis of metaphors and analogies (consider, paradigmatically, the weighing and measuring of pleasures and pains in his chapter 5) and of other literary elements in the works he by: 5. This book begins with a look at a passage in Plato's Philebus that explores the contributions of reasoning and pleasure to a good life. Socrates and his interlocutor Protarchus agree that a good human life will involve both reasoning and pleasure.

Eudoxus, a member of Plato’s Academy, argues that pleasure is the supreme good because we desire it as an end in itself and it makes other good things more desirable. However, this only shows that pleasure is a good. Further, Plato argues that other things, like intelligence, make pleasure more desirable, so it cannot be the supreme good. Plato believed that human beings could be guided, whether by their own reason or wisdom or by good laws, so as to live virtuously. Plato’s ethics provided the impetus to his theory of forms; his. Nicomachean Ethics quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. SparkNotes is here for you with everything you need to ace . In Republic Book IX, Plato argues that the philosopher's judgement is authoritative because he excels other types of person in intelligence, reason, and experience of the various types of pleasure.

The evaluation of pleasure in Plato's ethics.. [Jussi Tenkku] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library.   Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher who originated various ideas that strongly influenced Western philosophy, including philosophical thoughts on ethics, particularly virtue ethics. Virtue ethics. Abstract. In the Philebus, Socrates maintains two theses about the relationship between pleasure and the good life: (1) the mixed life of pleasure and intelligence is better than the unmixed life of intelligence, and: (2) the unmixed life of intelligence is the most together, these two claims lead to the paradoxical conclusion that the best human life is better than the life of a god. This book examines Plato's subtle and insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value and human psychology. The book offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its own.