Plato and the Virtue of Courage Linda R. Rabieh

ISBN: 9780801884696

Published: August 25th 2006

Hardcover

224 pages


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Plato and the Virtue of Courage  by  Linda R. Rabieh

Plato and the Virtue of Courage by Linda R. Rabieh
August 25th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780801884696 | 9.33 Mb

Plato and the Virtue of Courage canvasses contemporary discussions of courage and offers a new and controversial account of Platos treatment of the concept. Linda R. Rabieh examines Platos two main thematic discussions of courage, in the LachesMorePlato and the Virtue of Courage canvasses contemporary discussions of courage and offers a new and controversial account of Platos treatment of the concept.

Linda R. Rabieh examines Platos 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 Platos 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.



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