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Weiss, Roslyn
Philosophers in the Republic : Plato's two paradigms / Roslyn Weiss
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  B395 .W46 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Plato. Republic
Subject(s) Justice (Philosophy)
Physical Description xi, 236 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : two paradigms -- Philosophers by nature -- Philosophers by design I : the making of a philosopher -- Philosophers by design II : the making of a ruler -- Socratic piety : the fifth cardinal virtue -- Justice as moderation -- Conclusion : "in a healthy way."
Summary "Roslyn Weiss offers a new interpretation of Platonic moral philosophy based on an unconventional reading of the Republic. Her basic argument begins with the point that Plato means for us to react badly to the philosopher-rulers of Book 7. She then makes the case that there are two distinct kinds of philosopher in the Republic--one that is ideal and one that is farcical--and that each represents a separate type of justice. Finally, she argues that Plato recognizes this dualism and points the way toward a resolution"--Publisher's Web site
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