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  1. Plato and Levinas

    The Ambiguous Out-Side of Ethics

    By Tanja Staehler

    In the second half of the twentieth century, ethics has gained considerable prominence within philosophy. In contrast to other scholars, Levinas proposed that it be not one philosophical discipline among many, but the most fundamental and essential one. Before philosophy became divided into...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics

    Edited by Lorraine Besser-Jones, Michael Slote

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    Virtue ethics is on the move both in Anglo-American philosophy and in the rest of the world. This volume uniquely emphasizes non-Western varieties of virtue ethics at the same time that it includes work in the many different fields or areas of philosophy where virtue ethics has recently spread its...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart, another group explore the background from which Christianity arose, considering Paganism...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

    By Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism

    Edited by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Pauliina Remes

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

    The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Plato and the Individual (RLE: Plato)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book explores the life-history of the individual within the context of Plato’s social thought. The author examines Plato’s treatment of the principal crises in an individual life - birth, educational selection, sex, the individual’s contract with society, old age, death, and life...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Message of Plato (RLE: Plato)

    A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

    By Edward J Urwick

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Edward Urwick’s original work draws upon Plato’s best known work, the Republic, to provide a new interpretation of Plato’s teaching based upon Indian religious thought. Most scholars have sought to interpret the Republic from the standpoint of politics, ethics, and metaphysics and indeed the...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Plato and the English Romantics (RLE: Plato)

    By E Douka Kabitoglou

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book tackles the problematic relationship between Platonic philosophy and Romantic poetry, between the intellect and the emotions. Drawing on contemporary critical theory, especially hermeneutics and deconstruction, the author shows that a dialogue between thinking and poetizing is possible....

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato)

    Volume 2 Plato on Knowledge and Reality

    By I M Crombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Ian Crombie’s impressive volumes provide a comprehensive interpretation of Plato’s doctrines. Volume 2 deals with more technical philosophical topics, including the theory of knowledge, philosophy of nature, and the methodology of science and philosophy. Each volume is self-contained....

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Plato's Use of Fallacy (RLE: Plato)

    A Study of the Euthydemus and some Other Dialogues

    By Rosamond K Sprague

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    There are many fallacious arguments in the dialogues of Plato. The author argues that Plato was fully conscious of the fallacious character of at least an important number of these arguments and that he sometimes made deliberate use of fallacy as an indirect means of setting forth certain of his...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge