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- DescriptionIn The Socratic Paradox and Its Enemies , Roslyn Weiss argues that the Socratic paradoxes - one does wrong willingly, virtue is kwledge, and all the virtues are one - are best understood as Socrates' way of combating sophistic views: that one is willingly just, those who are just and temperate are igrant fools, and only some virtues (courage and wisdom) but t others (justice, temperance, and piety) are marks of true excellence.In Weiss' view, the paradoxes express Socrates' belief that wrongdoing fails to yield the happiness that all people want; it is therefore the unjust and immoderate who are the fools. The paradoxes thus emerge as Socrates' means of championing the cause of justice in the face of those who would impugn it. Her fresh approach - ranging over six of Plato's dialogues - is sure to spark debate in philosophy, classics, and political theory.
- Author BiographyRoslyn Weiss is the Clara H. Stewardson Professor of Philosophy at Lehigh University. She is the author of Socrates Dissatisfied: An Analysis of Plato's Crito and Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno.
- Author(s)Roslyn Weiss
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication19/09/2008
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight342 g
- Width165 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine10 mm
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