Socratic Virtue : Making the Best of the Neither-good-nor-bad (Hardcover)

Author: Reshotko, Naomi

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Socrates was not a moral philosopher. Instead he was a theorist who showed how human desire and human knowledge complement one another in the pursuit of human happiness. His theory allowed him to demonstrate that actions and objects have no value other than that which they derive from their employment by individuals who, inevitably, desire their own happiness and have the knowledge to use actions and objects as a means for its attainment. The result is a naturalized, practical, and demystified account of good and bad, and right and wrong. Professor Reshotko presents a newly-envisioned Socratic theory residing at the intersection of the philosophy of mind and ethics. It makes an important contribution to the study of the Platonic dialogues and will also interest all scholars of ethics and moral psychology.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521846189
SKU 202891596
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521846188
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Number of Pages 0218
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