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Between <i>Republic</i> and <i>Philebus</i>

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/9780198246664.003.0009
Between Republic and Philebus

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There seems to have been considerable philosophical activity on the subject of pleasure between the Republic (probably mid-360s) and the Philebus (probably some ten to twelve years later). The very richness of the Philebus suggests it, even if there was not the open reference to other theorists. Also, it seems likely that the dialogue as a whole is a response to the work of Eudoxus, who is said to have worked in Athens sometime in the 360s. This chapter assesses the case for Eudoxus' influence. It begins by analyzing the views attributed to others in the Philebus: those of the naturists and the subtlers.

Keywords: Eudoxus; pleasure; Plato; naturists; subtlers

Chapter.  9593 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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