evaluation of pleasure in Plato"s ethics by Jussi Tenkku

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Statementby Jussi Tenkku.
SeriesActa philosophica fennica -- 11
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Pleasure in general in Greek ethical thought --The defence of hedonism in the Protagoras --Plato's refutation of hedonism in the Gorgias --The rejection of bodily pleasures in the Phaedo --The evaluation of hedonism in the Republic --The place of pleasure in the good life in the Philebus.

As Russell notes, Jussi Tenkku's The Evaluation of Pleasure in Plato's Ethics, Acta Philosophica Fennica, 11, evaluation of pleasure in Platos ethics book, is groundbreaking, but, at least among Anglophones, rarely cited.

More recently, George Rudebusch's inquiry into Plato's treatment of pleasure and goodness, Socrates, Pleasure, and Value, Oxford University Press,is confined to the early dialogues, above all Protagoras and.

Pleasure, Knowledge, and Being: An Analysis of Plato's Philebus. Cynthia HAMPTON - - State University of New York Press. The Evaluation of Pleasure in Plato's : JUSSI TENKKU. The book offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its Author: D.

Russell. "Warren perfects the virtues exemplified in J. Gosling and C. Taylor, The Greeks on Pleasure, thanks to his historical accuracy, his subtle analysis of metaphors and analogies (consider, paradigmatically, the weighing and measuring of pleasures and pains in his chapter 5) and of other literary elements in the works he by: 5.

This book begins with a look at a passage in Plato's Philebus that explores the contributions of reasoning and pleasure to a good life. Socrates and his interlocutor Protarchus agree that a good human life will involve both reasoning and pleasure.

Eudoxus, a member of Plato’s Academy, argues that pleasure is the supreme good because we desire it as an end in itself and it makes other good things more desirable. However, this only shows that pleasure is a good.

Further, Plato argues that other things, like intelligence, make pleasure more desirable, so it cannot be the supreme good. Plato believed that human beings could be guided, whether by their own reason or wisdom or by good laws, so as to live virtuously.

Plato’s ethics provided the impetus to his theory of forms; his. Nicomachean Ethics quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. SparkNotes is here for you with everything you need to ace. In Republic Book IX, Plato argues that the philosopher's judgement evaluation of pleasure in Platos ethics book authoritative because he excels other types of person in intelligence, reason, and experience of the various types of pleasure.

The evaluation of pleasure in Plato's ethics. [Jussi Tenkku] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher who originated various ideas that strongly influenced Western philosophy, including philosophical thoughts on ethics, particularly virtue ethics.

Virtue ethics. Abstract. In the Philebus, Socrates maintains two theses about the relationship between pleasure and the good life: (1) the mixed life of pleasure and intelligence is better than the unmixed life of intelligence, and: (2) the unmixed life of intelligence is the most together, these two claims lead to the paradoxical conclusion that the best human life is better than the life of a god.

This book examines Plato's subtle and insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value and human psychology. The book offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its own.

Book 2, Chapter 3. Aristotle argues that someone’s pleasure or pain following an action gives an indication of that person’s state. For example, if someone enjoys abstaining from pleasures, he’s moderate and levelheaded; if he’s grieved by it, he’s overindulgent.

None the less, when putting the Republic and the Philebus — Plato’s later word on pleasure — side by side in order to compare the pure pleasures of learning, one should keep in mind the following caveat: the former’s evaluation of the life of philosophers as the most pleasant life gives way to the latter’s clear rejection of such an.

His preoccupation with virtue is matched by a preoccupation with pleasure and its relation to virtue. The main lines of Plato's ethics are thus best followed by doing the following: looking at his theoretical answer to the question about virtue and happiness, then examining the way he discusses virtue, and then exploring his positions on : Julia E Annas.

and T. Irwin, Plato’s Ethics (Oxford, ),take impure pleasure to be a species of false pleasure, though this characterization has been disputed, for instance by Whiting (‘Fools’).

The Nicomachean Ethics Summary. Fasten your seatbelts. Make sure the shoulder harness clicks into place. Get your crash helmet on. You're about to go for a several-thousand-year-old ride and Aristotle ain't going to make it easy for you.

(That's what we're here for.). Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics study guide contains a biography of Aristotle, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

ideals. Much the same ground was covered by J. Tennku's The Evaluation of Pleasure in Plato's Ethics (Acta Philosophica Fennica, Fasc. xi; Helsinki, ). It is unfortunate that Voigtlinder does not know this work.

Indeed he has little acquaintance with non-German literature on his subject. Even Hackforth's. Daniel Russell develops a fresh and original view of pleasure and its pivotal role in Plato's treatment of value, happiness, and human psychology.

This is the first full-length discussion of the topic for fifty years, and Russell shows its relevance to contemporary debates in moral philosophy and philosophical psychology.The Development of Plato's Ethics (Cambridge, ), ch.

II., and Bambrough, J. R., ‘Plato's Political Analogies’, in Plato, Popper and Politics (Cambridge, ). 22 Along with can be taken most uses of the adjective (closer in meaning to than the unenthusiastic term ‘pleasant’ is to ‘pleasure’) and the verb - also the verb which Cited by: 1.

The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle is the most influential book of the moral Kant to John Rawls, all philosophers have discussed the issue with Aristotle on the good life and on happiness.

To summarize, Aristotle raises the question of virtue: How should we act. How to live. The man, he said, must act according to reason. The moral of Aristotle is an ethics based on /5. A good life includes pleasure. Surely if there is consensus on anything about living well, it would be on that.

We reflect on our lives and plan for our futures, and none of us is indifferent to either the joys we have known—they make our memories sweet—or the joys we. Thrasymachus, the thug of Book 1 Glaucon and Adeimantus, elder brothers of Plato Carry on the argument with Socrates in books 2 to 10 Effects of the dialogue form The basic message: justice pays, in pages Outline of the Republic Book 1.

Thrasymachus argues that justice is the interest of the stronger. Socrates tries to refute him. Book Size: KB.

Plato’s Theory of Forms Plato was born, the son of Ariston and Perictione, in about BC. His family, on both sides, was among the most distinguished in Athens.

He was born in Athens into a very wealthy family and as a young man was a student of Socrates. Plato. Home — Essay Samples — Philosophy — Aristotle — An evaluation between The Nicomachean by Aristotle’s and Plato’s The Republic This essay has been submitted by a student.

This is not an example of the work written by professional essay writers. The underlying motive of the unfashioned narrative of pleasure and pain in Aristotle’s Ethics is to tell us how we should act to exhibit virtue.

BY HEIGRUJAM PREMKUMAR According to Aristotle, ‘the pleasure or pain that accompanies people’s acts should be taken as a sign of their character’, ‘because the person who abstains from bodily pleasures. interestingly, Plato raises the fundamental question of whether the pleasure produced by poetry is good for us; In books 2 & 3, Plato finds poetry unsuitable as a vehicle for understanding, and thus as a means to approach or insure what is "good" or "just" because: the poet write not through understanding or reason but by inspiration.

particularly divided as therapists of the soul: hedone (pleasure). Our trajectory will start with the highly critical and subtle account of the nature and role of pleasure provided by classical philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle and will culminate in the celebration of pleasure as the central element of philosophical therapy with Epicurus.

Aristotle on Pleasure. Abstract: Aristotle's ethics is reviewed and his distinction between pleasure and happiness is explained. A summary of Aristotle's ethics clarifies several important distinction between happiness and pleasure.

Eudaemonia: the state of personal well being, having self. PLATO ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PLEASURE AND PAIN Mehmet M. Erginel ТГне thesis that the just man is happier than the unjust is, arguably, the most important thesis to Plato's project in the Republic.

This overarching thesis first emerges in the context of Glaueons challenge in Book 2, but it is. Plato and Aristotle on Health and Disease to live life according to rational principles is to seek out the right sorts of pleasure, and that Plato and Aristotle are not in any fundamental.

Read this book on Questia. Historians of philosophy assert with one voice that the supreme achievement of ancient ethical reflection was the determination of the conception of a highest good, and that the fundamental outlines of that determination were drawn once for all, by Plato.

Starting with Book I, then, Socrates is telling the story, after the fact, of his night in the Piraeus, the port of Athens. To upper -crusties like Plato, going down to the Piraeus was slumming. Not only do adventurers, explorers, pirates, sailors, foreigners, decadents, democrats all hang out on the docks, itFile Size: KB.

Originally published inthis book contains the complete text of Plato's Philebus in an English translation. Among the last of the late Socratic dialogues, the central concern of the Philebus is the relative value of knowledge and pleasure. From this basis the text moves towards an understanding of human happiness and the constituent Author: R.

Hackworth. Nicomachean Ethics/5 good judge of that subject, and the man who has received an all-round thing, like pleasure, wealth, or honour; they differ, however, from one For Plato, too, was right in raising this question and asking, as he used to do, ‘are we on the way from or to the first principles?’ There is a difference, as there is inFile Size: KB.

particularly divided as therapists of the soul: hedone (pleasure). Our trajectory will start with the highly critical and subtle account of the nature and role of pleasure provided by classical philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle and will culminate in the celebration of pleasure as the central element of philosophical therapy with Size: KB.

Plato: The Laws. The Laws is Plato’s last, longest, and, perhaps, most loathed work. The book is a conversation on political philosophy between three elderly men: an unnamed Athenian, a Spartan named Megillus, and a Cretan named Clinias.

These men work to. Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans) discusses the account of human well-being and the good life presented by Socrates in Plato's dialogues.

.Plato’s moral psychology also links each part of the soul with a corresponding pleasure and object to which it is attracted. The appetitive part is the largest and strongest part because of its intensity of desire for food, drink, and anything associated with pleasure.

This video focuses on Aristotle's work, the Nicomachean Ethics, and focuses upon his discussion of the importance of pleasure and pain for virtue and vice in book 2.

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