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  1. added 2019-01-11
    City and Soul in Plato's Republic. [REVIEW]Chris Bobonich - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (1):43-43.
  2. added 2018-10-18
    Nietzsche and Plato on Unity and Disunity of the Soul.Mattia Riccardi - manuscript
  3. added 2018-06-15
    Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire.Frisbee Sheffield - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Frisbee Sheffield argues that the Symposium has been unduly marginalized by philosophers. Although the topic - eros - and the setting at a symposium have seemed anomalous, she demonstrates that both are intimately related to Plato's preoccupation with the nature of the good life, with virtue, and how it is acquired and transmitted.
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    Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire.Frisbee Sheffield - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Frisbee Sheffield argues that the Symposium has been unduly marginalized by philosophers. Although the topic, eros, and the setting at a symposium have seemed anomalous, she demonstrates that both are intimately related to Plato's preoccupation with the nature of the good life, with virtue, and how it is acquired and transmitted. For Plato, analyzing our desires is a way of reflecting on the kind of people we will turn out to be and on our chances of leading a worthwhile and (...)
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  5. added 2018-06-14
    "Socratic Moral Psychology". By Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. Vii + 276. $85.00 (Hardback). ISBN 978-0-521-19843-1. [REVIEW]J. Clerk Shaw - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (1):181-185.
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    Plato. J. C. B. GOSLING. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973. Viii, 319 P. $16.50. [REVIEW]Kenneth Seeskin & R. E. Allen - 1975 - Journal of Philosophy 72 (8):221-224.
  7. added 2018-05-19
    Teloh, H. Socratic Education in Plato's Early Dialogues. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986. Vii + 240 Pp. $29.95. [REVIEW]Kenneth Seeskin - 1988 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (4):859-860.
  8. added 2018-04-18
    Formung und Umwendung der Seele - Eine Rechtfertigung ambivalenter Darstellungen in der Literatur im Rahmen von Platons 'Politeia'.Jana Schultz - 2017 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang.
  9. added 2018-03-06
    Plato's “Democratic Man” and the Implausibility of Preference Utilitarianism.Tal Scriven - 1988 - Theory and Decision 24 (1):43-55.
  10. added 2018-02-18
    Plato's 'Laws': A Critical Guide.Christopher Bobonich (ed.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Long understudied, Plato's Laws has been the object of renewed attention in the past decade and is now considered to be his major work of political philosophy besides the Republic. In his last dialogue, Plato returns to the project of describing the foundation of a just city and sketches in considerable detail its constitution, laws and other social institutions. Written by leading Platonists, the essays in this volume cover a wide range of topics central for understanding the Laws, such as (...)
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  11. added 2018-02-17
    The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle.Daniel N. Robinson - 2008 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (4):841-843.
  12. added 2018-02-17
    “As the Wolf Loves the Lamb”.Alessandra Fussi - 2006 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (1):51-80.
    The Phaedrus’s Palinode ascribes to the wing the double function of lifting the soul towards truth while itself being nourished by truth. The paper concentrates on the role Socrates ascribes to the wing in the structure and ‘physiology’ of the soul—mortal and divine—as well as on the role it plays in Socrates’ subsequent phenomenological description of falling in love. The experience of love described in Socrates’ first speech—an experience dominated by envy—is examined in light of Socrates’ Palinode, by reference to (...)
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  13. added 2018-02-09
    Bad Luck to Take a Woman Aboard.Debra Nails - 2015 - In Debra Nails & Harold Tarrant (eds.), Second Sailing: Alternative Perspectives on Plato. Helsinki, Finland: Societas Scientiarum Fennica. pp. 73-90.
    Despite Diotima’s irresistible virtues and attractiveness across the millennia, she spells trouble for philosophy. It is not her fault that she has been misunderstood, nor is it Plato’s. Rather, I suspect, each era has made of Diotima what it desired her to be. Her malleability is related to the assumption that Plato invented her, that she is a mere literary fiction, licensing the imagination to do what it will. In the first part of my paper, I argue against three contemporary (...)
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  14. added 2018-01-09
    Departed Souls? Tripartition at the Close of Plato’s Republic.Nathan Bauer - 2017 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 20:139-157.
    Plato’s tripartite soul plays a central role in his account of justice in the Republic. It thus comes as a surprise to find him apparently abandoning this model at the end of the work, when he suggests that the soul, as immortal, must be simple. I propose a way of reconciling these claims, appealing to neglected features of the city-soul analogy and the argument for the soul’s division. The original true soul, I argue, is partitioned, but in a finer manner (...)
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  15. added 2017-11-20
    Kamtekar Virtue and Happiness. Essays in Honour of Julia Annas. Pp. X + 351. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Paper, £22.50 . ISBN: 978-0-19-964605-0. [REVIEW]Vanessa de Harven - 2014 - The Classical Review 64 (1):71-73.
    Contains essays on topics in moral philosophy from Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism and Plotinus. See the review at NDPR for detailed descriptions http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/virtue-and-happiness-essays-in-honour-of-julia-annas/.
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    Fallacy and Political Radicalism in Plato's "Republic".Rolf Sartorius - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):349 - 363.
  17. added 2017-10-28
    Plato on Killing in Anger : A Reply to Professor Woozley.Trevor J. Saunders - 1973 - Philosophical Quarterly 23 (93):350-356.
    In response to woozley's paper in "philosophical quarterly" 22 (1972), 303-17, This article argues: (a) that plato's penology in the laws is radically 'reformative'. (b) that his overriding concern is not with blame or guilt or moral responsibility, But with an exact diagnosis and then 'cure' of the criminal's 'unjust' state of mind. (c) that he uses 'hekousios' and 'akousios' in effect in the sense 'prompted by injustice in the soul of the agent' and 'not thus prompted' respectively. (d) that (...)
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    Plato's Use of the Analogy Between Justice and Health.Howard S. Ruttenberg - 1986 - Journal of Value Inquiry 20 (2):145-156.
  19. added 2017-10-15
    A Fallacy in Plato's Republic.David Sachs - 1963 - Philosophical Review 72 (2):141-158.
  20. added 2017-10-12
    Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life.Daniel Russell - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    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. Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life will make fascinating reading for ancient specialists and for a wide range of philosophers.
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    An Image of the Soul in Speech: Plato and the Problem of Socrates – David N. McNeill. [REVIEW]Christopher Rowe - 2011 - Philosophical Quarterly 61 (244):633-634.
  22. added 2017-10-06
    Plato on the Causes of Wrongdoing in the Laws.Jean Roberts - 1987 - Ancient Philosophy 7:23-37.
  23. added 2017-10-05
    Hedonism and the Divided Soul in Plato’s Protagoras.Jessica Moss - 2014 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 96 (3).
  24. added 2017-10-05
    The Sources of Evil Problem and the "Arche Kineseos" [Greek] Doctrine in Plato.Richard Mohr - 1980 - Apeiron 14 (1):41.
  25. added 2017-09-22
    What I Really Want: Towards a Self-Realization Theory in Plato.Ann Cacoullos - 1984 - Philosophical Inquiry 6 (1):13-24.
  26. added 2017-03-20
    Virtue as Mental Health: A Platonic Defence of the Medical Model in Ethics.Sandrine Berges - 2012 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 6 (1).
    I argue that Plato holds a medical model of virtue as health which does not have themorally unacceptable implications which have led some to describe it as authoritarian.This model, which draws on the educational virtues of the elenchos, lacks anyimplication that all criminals are mad or all mad people criminals – this implication beingat the source of many criticisms of Plato’s analogy of virtue and health. After setting upthe analogy and the model, I defend my argument against two objections. The (...)
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  27. added 2017-02-14
    The Division of the Soul.F. M. Cornford - 1929 - Hibbert Journal 28:206-19.
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  28. added 2017-02-13
    Is Appetite Ever 'Persuaded'?: An Alternative Reading of Republic 554c-D.Joshua Wilburn - 2014 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 31 (3).
    Republic 554c-d—where the oligarchic individual is said to restrain his appetites ‘by compulsion and fear’, rather than by persuasion or by taming them with speech—is often cited as evidence that the appetitive part of the soul can be ‘persuaded’. I argue that the passage does not actually support that conclusion. I offer an alternative reading and suggest that appetite, on Plato’s view, is not open to persuasion.
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    Desire and Reason in Plato's Republic.Hendrik Lorenz - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 27:83-116.
  30. added 2017-02-11
    Why Spirit is the Natural Ally of Reason: Spirit, Reason, and the Fine in Plato's Republic.Rachel Singpurwalla - 2013 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 44:41.
  31. added 2017-02-07
    Plato's Separation of Reason From Desire.Richard Robinson - 1971 - Phronesis 16 (1):38-48.
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    Plato's Two Forms of Second-Best Morality.James Wilberding - 2009 - Philosophical Review 118 (3):351-374.
    Plato presents a hierarchy of five cities, each representing a structural arrangement of the soul. The timocratic soul, characterized by its governance by spirit and its consequent desire for esteem and aversion to shame, is ranked as the second-best kind of soul, though this should strike us as surprising since the timocratic figure would seem to be duplicitous, intellectually passive, and at the mercy of the fortuitous opinions of others. This timocrat's position thus raises problems concerning the intrinsic value of (...)
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  33. added 2017-02-01
    Plato and the Tripartite Soul.J. L. Stocks - 1915 - Mind 24 (94):207-221.
  34. added 2017-01-26
    Hendrik Lorenz, The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle Reviewed By.Patrick Mooney - 2008 - Philosophy in Review 28 (1):46-48.
  35. added 2017-01-25
    Hendrik Lorenz, The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle.Jonathan Barnes - 2007 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 1:185-194.
    A review of Hendrik Lorenz, The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2006.
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  36. added 2017-01-24
    The Presidential Address: The Truth of Tripartition.M. F. Burnyeat - 2006 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106:1 - 23.
    Since the arguments that Plato provides in the Republic for the thesis that the human soul consist of three parts (reason, spirit, appetite) are notoriously problematic, I propose other reasons for accepting tripartition: reasons that we too could endorse, or at least entertain with some sympathy. To wit, (a) the appetitive part of Plato's divided soul houses desires and tendencies we have because we are animal bodies programmed to survive (as individuals and as a species) in disequilibrium with a variegated, (...)
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  37. added 2017-01-23
    The Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato's Timaeus.Josh Wilburn - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (4):627-652.
    in the tripartite psychology of the Republic, Plato characterizes the “spirited” part of the soul as the “ally of reason”: like the auxiliaries of the just city, whose distinctive job is to support the policies and judgments passed down by the rulers, spirit’s distinctive “job” in the soul is to support and defend the practical decisions and commands of the reasoning part. This is to include not only defense against external enemies who might interfere with those commands, but also, and (...)
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  38. added 2017-01-23
    Moral Education and the Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato's Laws.Joshua Wilburn - 2013 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 45:63.
    In this paper I argue that although the Republic’s tripartite theory of the soul is not explicitly endorsed in Plato’s late work the Laws, it continues to inform the Laws from beneath the surface of the text. In particular, I argue that the spirited part of the soul continues to play a major role in moral education and development in the Laws (as it did in earlier texts, where it is characterized as reason’s psychic ‘ally’). I examine the programs of (...)
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  39. added 2017-01-22
    Plato's Argument for the Division of the Reasoning and Appetitive Elements Within the Soul.R. F. Stalley - 1975 - Phronesis 20 (2):110 - 128.
  40. added 2017-01-21
    Plato's Critique of the Democratic Character.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Phronesis 45 (1):19-37.
    This paper tackles some issues arising from Plato's account of the democratic man in Rep. VIII. One problem is that Plato tends to analyse him in terms of the desires that he fulfils, yet sends out conflicting signals about exactly what kind of desires are at issue. Scholars are divided over whether all of the democrat's desires are appetites. There is, however, strong evidence against seeing him as exclusively appetitive: rather he is someone who satisfies desires from all three parts (...)
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    The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle. By Hendrik Lorenz.Robin Waterfield - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (3):482–483.
  42. added 2017-01-19
    Plato's Criticism of the "Democratic Man'' in the Republic.Gerasimos Santas - 2001 - The Journal of Ethics 5 (1):57-71.
    The article discusses two puzzles about Plato''s account of the democratic person: (1) unlike his account of the democratic city, his characterization of a democratic person is markedly incorrect. (2) His criticism of a person so characterized is criticism of a straw man. The article argues that the first puzzle is resolved if we see it as a result of Plato''s assumption that a democratic person is a person whose soul is isomorphic to a democratic constitution. Such a person has (...)
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    Plato on Appetitive Desires in the Republic.Paul Hoffman - 2003 - Apeiron 36 (2):171-174.
  44. added 2016-12-08
    Plato and the Divided Self.Rachel Barney, Tad Brennan & Charles Brittain (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a lion-like 'spirited part' and an 'appetitive' part likened to a many-headed beast. How these parts interact, how exactly each shapes our agency and how they (...)
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    Desires and Faculties in Plato and Aristotle.Deborah K. W. Modrak - 2008 - Philosophical Inquiry 30 (3-4):163-174.
  46. added 2016-10-08
    Plato, Forms, and Moral Motivation.Iakovos Vasiliou - 2015 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 49:37-70.
  47. added 2016-07-08
    Pleasure, Pain, and the Unity of Soul in Plato's Protagoras.Vanessa de Harven & Wolfgang-Rainer Mann - forthcoming - In William V. Harris (ed.), Pleasure and Pain in Classical Antiquity.
  48. added 2016-03-10
    La riscoperta della via regia. Freud lettore di Platone.Marco Solinas - 2012 - Psicoterapia E Scienze Umane (4):539-568.
    Starting with the reference to “Plato’s dictum” that Freud added in the second last page of the first edition of The Interpretation of Dreams, the author explains the convergences between the conception of dreams expounded by Plato in the Republic and Freud’s fundamental insights. The analysis of bibliographic sources used by Freud, and of his interests, allow than to suppose not only that Freud omitted to acknowledge the Plato’s theoretical genealogy of “the Via Regia to the unconscious”, but also the (...)
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    Review of J. Clerk Shaw, Plato’s Anti-Hedonism and the Protagoras, Cambridge, 2015. [REVIEW]Vanessa de Harven - 2015 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 11.
    In his exciting new book, Plato’s Anti-hedonism and the Protagoras, J. Clerk Shaw paints a masterful portrait of the Athenian majority, or “the many,” as portrayed by Plato not just in the Protagoras (as the title advertises), but throughout the Platonic corpus. Shaw offers an incisive diagnosis of popular “double-think,” which balances the incoherent complex of commitments to hedonism (the view the pleasure is the good), to the possibility of akrasia (weakness of will) and to the belief that injustice is (...)
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    Tyrannized Souls: Plato's Depiction of the ‘Tyrannical Man’.Mark A. Johnstone - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (3):423-437.
    In book 9 of Plato's Republic, Socrates describes the nature and origins of the ‘tyrannical man’, whose soul is said to be ‘like’ a tyrannical city. In this paper, I examine the nature of the ‘government’ that exists within the tyrannical man's soul. I begin by demonstrating the inadequacy of three potentially attractive views sometimes found in the literature on Plato: the view that the tyrannical man's soul is ruled by his ‘lawless’ unnecessary appetites, the view that it is ruled (...)
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