Overview:Ascent to the Good: The Reading Order of Plato's Dialogues from Symposium to Republic - At the crisis of his Republic, Plato asks us to imagine what could possibly motivate a philosopher to return to the Cave voluntarily for the benefit of others and at the expense of her own personal happiness. This book shows how Plato has prepared us, his students, to recognize that the sun-like Idea of the Good is an infinitely greater object of serious philosophical concern than what is merely good for me, and thus why neither Plato nor his Socrates are eudaemonists, as Aristotle unquestionably was. With the transcendent Idea of Beauty having been made manifest through Socrates and Diotima, the dialogues between Symposium and Republic-Lysis, Euthydemus, Laches, Charmides, Gorgias, Theages, Meno, and Cleitophon- prepare the reader to make the final leap into Platonism, a soul-stirring idealism that presupposes the student's inborn awareness that there is nothing just, noble, or beautiful about maximizing one's own good. While perfectly capable of making the majority of his readers believe that he endorses the harmless claim that it is advantageous to be just and thus that we will always fare well by doing well, Plato trains his best students to recognize the deliberate fallacies and shortcuts that underwrite these claims, and thus to look beyond their own happiness by the time they reach the Allegory of the Cave, the culmination of a carefully prepared Ascent to the Good.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726358-9781498574617. It was written by the following authors: James Ellis, William H. F. Altman. Book Ascent to the Good: The Reading Order of Plato's Dialogues from Symposium to Republic, which can be read online, published by the company: Lexington Books, Lagan Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Beliefs, Drama, Spirituality, Criticism, Poetry. The book was published on 2018-11-29 00:00:00. It has 660 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 1125 g. File for download Ascent to the Good: The Reading Order of Plato's Dialogues from Symposium to Republic has PDF format and is called ascent-to-the-good-the-reading-order-of-platos-dialogues-from-symposium-to-republic.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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