Virtue and the Laws: The Parent Analogy in Plato's Crito

One noticeable omission in the otherwise ever flourishing literature on Plato's Crito (and one might say on the early Platonic dialogues in general) is the recognition that Plato is presenting a problem from a virtue ethical angle. This is no doubt due to the fact that Aristotle, rather than Plato is regarded as the originator of Virtue Ethics as a branch of philosophy.1 Plato's own contribution to the discipline is more often than not bypassed.2 This has unfortunate consequences not only for Platonic scholarship, but also for the study of Virtue Ethics. What the latter loses by not considering the Crito as a central text is an opportunity to expand into the domain of political philosophy.3..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index Translate to english
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,360
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Only published papers are available at libraries
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Ernest J. Weinrib (1982). Obedience to the Law in Plato's Crito. American Journal of Jurisprudence 27 (1):85-108.
    Rachel Barney (2010). Aiming at Virtue in Plato (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (4):521-522.
    Edward J. Grippe (2007). Plato on Homeric Justice in Apology and Crito. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):11-29.
    Plato (1911/2006). Selections From Plato. University of Oklahoma Press.
    Plato (1931). The Dialogues of Plato. London, H. Milford, Oxford University Press.

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    31 ( #47,424 of 1,088,831 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    1 ( #69,665 of 1,088,831 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

    Start a new thread
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.