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Description - Socratic Virtue by Naomi Reshotko

Socrates was not a moral philosopher. Instead he was a theorist who showed how human desire and human knowledge complement one another in the pursuit of human happiness. His theory allowed him to demonstrate that actions and objects have no value other than that which they derive from their employment by individuals who, inevitably, desire their own happiness and have the knowledge to use actions and objects as a means for its attainment. The result is a naturalised, practical, and demystified account of good and bad, and right and wrong. Professor Reshotko presents a freshly envisioned Socratic theory residing at the intersection of the philosophy of mind and ethics. It makes an important contribution to the study of the Platonic dialogues and will also interest all scholars of ethics and moral psychology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521124263
ISBN-10: 0521124263
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Naomi Reshotko

Naomi Reshotko is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver. She has published articles on Socratic ethics and Platonic metaphysics and edited Desire, Identity and Existence (2003). She serves on the editorial board of Apeiron: a Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science.

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