Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Brute WithinAppetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hendrik Lorenz

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290635

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199290636.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 31 October 2020

The Simple Picture

The Simple Picture

(p.41) 4 The Simple Picture
The Brute Within

Hendrik Lorenz (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

It is widely held that in Republic 8, Plato acknowledges the occurrence within appetite of conflicts, in which it desires something or other and at the same time is averse to the thing in question. It is also believed by many that in the same book, Plato implicitly ascribes to appetite the capacity for means-end reasoning. In showing that both of these views are mistaken, the interpretation of Republic-style soul-partition set out in Chapter 2 is defended.

Keywords:   Plato, Republic, appetite, conflict, reasoning, means-end

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .