Laches by Plato

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Is Dialectic as Dialectic Does? The Virtue of Philosophical Conversation’, in B. ), The Virtuous Life in Greek Ethics (Cambridge, ), –. , Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy (Cambridge, ). , Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic (London, ). , Plato’s Republic: A Study (New Haven and London, ). , Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life [Plato on Pleasure] (Oxford, ). , ‘Metaspeleology’, in D. ), Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat (Oxford, ), –.

Philosophical Issues in Aristotle’s Biology (Cambridge, ), – at , relies on the consensus reading of the qua-phrase. Among detractors, Charles, Action, –, and Kostman, ‘Definition’, cite problems in ascribing to Aristotle the view that change is an actuality, while R. Heinaman, ‘Kosman on Activity and Change’ [‘Kosman’], Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy,  (), –, raises a quite compelling objection to a feature of Kosman’s proposal as stated, but which, I shall suggest, Kosman can safely give up; see n.

That which receives things that are to a lesser degree would be filled less truly and securely and would receive more untrustworthy and less true pleasure (  –). Critical attention has focused on (vi), but premiss (v) is undoubtedly just as important. When Socrates considers the pleasures enjoyed by those who are focused on bodily delights, it is  Cf. ’; see also C. Bobonich, Plato’s Utopia Recast (Oxford, ), –.  James Warren not coincidental that he casts such people and their pleasures in decidedly bestial terms.

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