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Technē and Moral Expertise: J. E. Tiles

Philosophy 59 (227):49-66 (1984)

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  1. The Good-Directedness of Τέχνη and the Status of Rhetoric in the Platonic Dialogues.Emily Hulme Kozey - 2019 - Apeiron 52 (3):223-244.
    Does a τέχνη, qua τέχνη, need to be good-directed? On the basis of the Gorgias, many scholars have thought the answer is yes; I argue here to the contrary. There are, of course, many beneficial τέχναι, such as medicine and weaving; and there are even unconditionally good τέχναι, like the πολιτικὴ τέχνη; but Plato also happily construes piracy as a τέχνη in the Sophist, and, more normally, all sorts of neutral practices as τέχναι. In order to make this argument, I (...)
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  • Politics, Slavery, and Home Economics: Defining an Expert in Plato's "Statesman".George Harvey - 2006 - Apeiron 39 (2):91-120.