Plato and the Virtue of Courage

Johns Hopkins University Press (2006)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

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

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,174

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Are You Man Enough? Aristotle and Courage.Jonathan J. Sanford - 2010 - International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):431-445.
Courage and Self-Control.Xinyan Jiang - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:59-64.
The Value of Courage.Per Bauhn - 2003 - Nordic Academic Press.
Two Concepts of Courage.Per Bauhn - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:65-68.
Courage and Tragedy in Clinical Medicine.Earl E. Shelp - 1983 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 8 (4):417-429.
Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb.Richard Avramenko - 2011 - University of Notre Dame Press.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
99 (#122,817)

6 months
3 (#208,647)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references