Aiming at Virtue in Plato by Iakovos Vasiliou

By Iakovos Vasiliou

This research of Plato's ethics specializes in the idea that of advantage. in line with certain readings of the main famous Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a vital but formerly ignored conceptual contrast in Plato among the belief of advantage because the excellent objective of one's activities and the choice of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' offers precise and jointly constant readings of the main recognized Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of important Platonic questions. not like so much 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. as an alternative, it argues that the dialogues themselves commence with the assumption of the supremacy of advantage, study how that declare may be defended, and handle tips on how to make sure what constitutes the virtuous action.

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