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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2018) 127 (1): 125–130.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Nicholas Vrousalis Thomas Alan , Republic of Equals . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2017 . xxiv + 445 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 Alan Thomas's groundbreaking new book sets itself three main tasks. First, to effect a marriage of sorts between liberal and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2018) 127 (2): 229–232.
Published: 01 April 2018
...George Rudebusch Benson Hugh , Clitophon's Challenge: Dialectic in Plato's “Meno,” “Phaedo,” and “Republic” . New York: Oxford University Press , 2015 . x + 318 pp . © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 While anyone's highest priority must be to live well as a human being...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2015) 124 (4): 571–575.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., that “the philosopher by nature is thus not like the prisoner who is released from the Cave; indeed, he is not ‘like us’” (59). Weiss Roslyn Philosophers in the “Republic”: Plato's Two Paradigms . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2012 . xi +236 pp . © 2015 by Cornell...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2016) 125 (3): 447–450.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Richard Kraut Scott Dominic , Levels of Argument: A Comparative Study of Plato's “Republic” and Aristotle's “Nicomachean Ethics.” Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . vi + 235 pp . © 2016 by Cornell University 2016 This marvelous comparative study of Plato's Republic and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2000) 109 (3): 425–428.
Published: 01 July 2000
...Joyce L. Jenkins ARISTOTLE'S CRITICISM OF PLATO'S REPUBLIC. By Robert Mayhew, Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997. Pp. xii, 162. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS summary of the lectures (as yet unpublished) on Apology, Crito, Phaedo, and Laches...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2005) 114 (4): 469–496.
Published: 01 October 2005
...Jyl Gentzler Cornell University 2005 Adam, James. 1963 . The Republic of Plato , 2d ed., vol. 2 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963. Annas, Julia. 1982 . Plato's Myths of Judgment. Phronesis 27 : 119 -43. ____. 2001 . Moral Knowledge as Practical Knowledge. In...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2009) 118 (3): 351–374.
Published: 01 July 2009
...James Wilberding In the Republic Plato presents a hierarchy of five cities, each representing a structural arrangement of the soul. The timocratic soul, characterized by its governance by spirit and its consequent desire for esteem and aversion to shame, is ranked as the second-best kind of soul...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2001) 110 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Republicshould not be read as retracting an ear- lier, “Socratic” commitment to the sufficiency of virtue for happiness. Even when scholars have not denied this, their tendency to discuss the Republic as more specifically a vindication of justice has tended to obscure the point- and with it an...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 95–97.
Published: 01 January 2002
... basis in that part of the soul that Plato in the Republic calls the thumos. Commonly translated ‘spirit’, the term is notoriously hard to render by a single English equivalent. Plato’s conception of this human drive can be captured, according to Hobbs’s succinct phrase, as “the need to believe that...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2004) 113 (4): 560–566.
Published: 01 October 2004
... dialogue a focus on ethical and political theory. It also, however, operates on the assumption that the Laws is intercon- nected, more or less systematically, with other later dialogues. The Republic con- tains its own metaphysical, epistemological, and psychological theories, which provide support and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2000) 109 (1): 87–88.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the state, slavery, economics, and the household. Politics 11, equally famously, offers sharp and important criticisms of four ideal states proposed by others (Plato in the Republic and in the Laws, Phaleas, and Hippodamus) and three actual states widely regarded as well structured...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 561–566.
Published: 01 October 2003
... regimes in Republic Book 8” (115) and suggests that “judging from the account of the quality of life enjoyed by the citizens, democracy is a marked improvement over oligarchy” (116). This “quality of life” argument overlooks the distinction at 558e–559a between the desires of the oligarchic man and...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2005) 114 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2005
...- ical themes of the Phaedo and on to Republic 4. The center of the book is devoted to the Republic’s epistemology, and this epistemology is then argued to be at work in the Theaetetus as well. The book concludes with a chapter on person- hood in the Timaeus, Philebus, and Laws. To my knowledge...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2000) 109 (3): 441–444.
Published: 01 July 2000
...) rational hegemonism values a wider range of capacities and dis- positions, so long as they are governed by reason; (c) rational instrumental- ism allows reason to organize means but not to conceive goals. Cottingham finds (a) in some of Plato’s writings, notably the Republic, and (b) in Ar...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2004) 113 (4): 557–560.
Published: 01 October 2004
... these cri- teria should guide all our choices, but there is nothing special about this choice except its importance. White argues that Plato is not a eudaimonist by relying primarily on the Republic’s requirement that the philosophers rule. White suggests that in fulfill- ing this just demand to...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2015) 124 (2): 292–295.
Published: 01 April 2015
... aims at truth (25). Nicholas D. Smith, in “Plato on the Power of Ignorance,” is more straightforward about the notion of truth reached by knowledge (in Republic 5): a conception of beauty gained through knowledge gives me a full grasp of beauty so that my judgments always come out as true, whereas...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2000) 109 (3): 423–425.
Published: 01 July 2000
... “middle” dialogues, especially Republic, which offer a positive account of the knowledge that guarantees the good life, that Plato attempts to explain how one could be the kind of person whom he rep- resents Socrates as having been (96-97). The suggestion that the figure of Socrates was as...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2002) 111 (2): 297–299.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., chapters on Socratic irony, the dia- logue form, and Plato and the poets; and the third, chapters on standard topics such as the elenchos, the Republic's images of the Sun, Line, and Cave, as well as a welcome chapter on the Laws. The chapters are, in general, too short to engage in scholarly...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2006) 115 (4): 549–555.
Published: 01 October 2006
... University Press. vii + 198 pp. Reeve, C. D. C., ed. 2006. Plato on Love: Lysis, Symposium, Phaedrus, Alcibiades, with selections from Republic, Laws. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett. xli + 226 pp. Reginster, Bernard. 2006. The Affi rmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism. Cambridge, MA...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 641–647.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of the People’s Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. xi + 393 pp. Brudholm, Thomas. 2008. Resentment’s Virtue: Jean Amery and the Refusal to Forgive. Foreword by Jeffrie G. Murphy. Politics, History, and Social Change. Philadelphia...