Plato Moral And Political Ideals

Author: Adela Marion Adam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107401860
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Plato Moral And Political Ideals from the Author: Adela Marion Adam. Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Plato: Moral and Political Ideals by Adela Marion Adam, first printed in 1913, deals with the main substance of Plato's philosophy of ethics and politics, set within the context of his intellectual debt to Socrates.

Plato

Author: Adela Marion Adam
Publisher: CUP Archive
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Plato from the Author: Adela Marion Adam.

Plato S Political Philosophy

Author: Roger L. Huard
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875865321
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Plato S Political Philosophy from the Author: Roger L. Huard. Using The Cave as a key to Plato's political thought, Huard debunks conventional interpretations, conservative and progressive, and unfolds Plato's notions about the structure of the world and his ideas about justice and human well being, and challenges many of our conceptions of the cosmos and deeply held political beliefs.

Plato S Republic

Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 085789854X
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Plato S Republic from the Author: Simon Blackburn. Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city - and the perfect mind - laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. In this book, Simon Blackburn explains the judicial, moral and political ideas in the Republic and examines its influence on the modern world. He shows why, from St Augustine to twentieth-century philosophers such as Whitehead and Bergson, Western thought is still conditioned by this most important of books.

After The Natural Law

Author: John Lawrence Hill
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1621640175
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After The Natural Law from the Author: John Lawrence Hill. The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.

Kant S Platonic Revolution In Moral And Political Philosophy

Author: T. K. Seung
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Kant S Platonic Revolution In Moral And Political Philosophy from the Author: T. K. Seung. For more than two centuries, Kant scholars have operated on the unquestioned premise that Kant's three Critiques offered a systematic exposition of his philosophy. But this unitary view, argues T. K. Seung, is gravely mistaken. In Kant's Platonic Revolution in Moral and Political Philosophy, Seung shows how each of the three works represents a major reformulation of the initial commitment to Platonism which Kant had made in his Inaugural Dissertation of 1770. For Kant, Platonic Forms are the basic ideas for constructing moral, aesthetic, and political norms and standards. This is the essence of Kant's Platonic constructivism, which Seung explicates with comparisons to other programs of construction, such as Hobbesian conventionalism and Hegelian historicism. Finally, he clarifies the link between constructivism and deconstruction.

Political Thinkers Plato

Author: Robert Hall
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415326915
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Political Thinkers Plato from the Author: Robert Hall. First published in 1981 this unique study discusses the evolution of Plato's thought through the actual developments in Athenian democracy, the book also demonstrates Plato's continuing responses to changes in political theory and argues for a new understanding of Plato's goals for the state and his ultimate concern for the moral well-being of the citizens.

The Republic Of Plato Volume 1 Books I V

Author: Plato
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521059631
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The Republic Of Plato Volume 1 Books I V from the Author: Plato. James Adam's edition of Plato's Republic with an introduction by D. A. Rees reviewing Adam's work on the language and meaning of the book.