David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Johns Hopkins University Press (2006)
Plato and the Virtue of Courage canvasses contemporary discussions of courage and offers a new and controversial account of Plato's treatment of the concept. Linda R. Rabieh examines Plato's two main thematic discussions of courage, in the Laches and the Republic, and discovers that the two dialogues together yield a coherent, unified treatment of courage that explores a variety of vexing questions: Can courage be separated from justice, so that one can act courageously while advancing an unjust cause? Can courage be legitimately called a virtue? What role does wisdom play in courage? What role does courage play in wisdom? Based on Plato's presentation, Rabieh argues that a refined version of traditional heroic courage, notwithstanding certain excesses to which it is prone, is worth honoring and cultivating for several reasons. Chief among these is that, by facilitating the pursuit of wisdom, such courage can provide a crucial foundation for the courage most deserving of the name.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$37.74 used (22% off) $37.75 new (22% off) $43.20 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B398.C69.R33 2006|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Michael J. Naughton & Jeffrey R. Cornwall (2006). The Virtue of Courage in Entrepreneurship. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (1):69-93.
Lisheng Chen (2010). Courage in the Analects : A Genealogical Survey of the Confucian Virtue of Courage. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (1):1-30.
Earl E. Shelp (1983). Courage and Tragedy in Clinical Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 8 (4):417-429.
Angela Hobbs (2000/2006). Plato and the Hero: Courage, Manliness, and the Impersonal Good. Cambridge University Press.
Robin Waterfield (2007). Plato and the Virtue of Courage. By Linda R. Rabieh. Heythrop Journal 48 (6):992–993.
Per Bauhn (2007). Two Concepts of Courage. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:65-68.
Per Bauhn (2003). The Value of Courage. Nordic Academic Press.
Xinyan Jiang (2007). Courage and Self-Control. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:59-64.
Jonathan J. Sanford (2010). Are You Man Enough? Aristotle and Courage. International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):431-445.
Richard Avramenko (2011). Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb. University of Notre Dame Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads31 ( #46,437 of 1,008,387 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,735 of 1,008,387 )
How can I increase my downloads?