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Pursuing the Good

Douglas Cairns and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748628117
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652488 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.001.0001
Pursuing the Good

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This book brings together contributions from Plato scholars from Britain, Europe and North America on a closely defined topic central to Plato's thought and to Ancient Philosophy: Plato's Form of the Good. The importance of the collection lies in the combination and presentation in one place of a range of different approaches to the good in Plato's Republic, and different solutions to the problems posed and proposed by these approaches. The two central issues, which form an underlying thread throughout the collection, are: first whether Plato's Republic is centred on what is good for individual humans, or on some quasi-moral good; and second, what the Form of the Good is. The book goes beyond recent studies in the field, and will appeal to classicists and philosophers alike. To the advanced student, it represents a wide-ranging introduction to central issues of Plato's philosophy; for the academic, it will provide stimulus through antithetical and controversial solutions to questions old and new.

Keywords: Plato; Form of Good; Republic; Britain; Europe; North America; individual humans

Book.  352 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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