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Philebus

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print December 1982 | ISBN: 9780198246664
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681035 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0008
Philebus

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This chapter analyzes the Philebus, which responds to the problems left by the Republic. It argues that the grand design of the Republic position on hedonism is abandoned in favour of a position that is subtler, though in many ways necessarily less satisfying, in the Philebus.

Keywords: Plato; pleasures; Republic

Chapter.  5160 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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