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By Iakovos Vasiliou

ISBN-10: 0521367948

ISBN-13: 9780521367943

ISBN-10: 0521862965

ISBN-13: 9780521862967

This examine of Plato's ethics makes a speciality of the idea that of advantage. according to special readings of the main fashionable Platonic dialogues on advantage, it argues that there's a critical but formerly overlooked conceptual contrast in Plato among the assumption of advantage because the best target of one's activities and the selection of which action-tokens or -types are virtuous. Appreciating the 'aiming/determining contrast' offers unique and together constant readings of the main famous Platonic dialogues on advantage in addition to unique interpretations of valuable Platonic questions. not like so much examinations of Plato's ethics, this research doesn't take as its centrepiece the 'eudaimonist framework', which makes a speciality of the connection among advantage and happiness. as a substitute, it argues that the dialogues themselves commence with the assumption of the supremacy of advantage, research how that declare may be defended, and handle the way to ensure what constitutes the virtuous action.

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