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Plato's Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion

Panos Dimas, Russell E. Jones, and Gabriel R. Lear


The Philebus is an extraordinarily creative and profound examination of what makes for a good human life, containing some of Plato’s most sophisticated discussions of moral psychology (especially of pleasure), knowledge, metaphysics, and philosophical methodology. This volume brings together leading scholars of ancient philosophy to take a fresh and comprehensive look at this important work. The essays comprising this volume are each focused on a relatively brief section of the Philebus and are arranged in the order of the passages they discuss. They originated in a week-long seminar, the firs ... More

Keywords: Plato, pleasure, knowledge, division, happiness, philosophical method, good, hedonism, dialectic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Panos Dimas, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Oslo

Russell E. Jones, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

Gabriel R. Lear, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago