What is the form of the Good the form <i>of?</i> A Question about the Plot of the <i>Republic</i>

Terry Penner

in Pursuing the Good

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748628117
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652488 | DOI:
What is the form of the Good the form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic

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This chapter explores a theme that will be of equal appeal to classicists and to philosophers. This is the exploration of a very serious – and largely ignored – difficulty in usual presentations of the plot of the Republic. The chapter demonstrates, by means of a single example, that explorations of plot difficulties can shed important new light on what Plato is up to, even philosophically, in the Republic.

Keywords: Plato; Republic; dramatists; plot

Chapter.  13455 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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