Tragedy and the Philosophical Life: v. 2 Republic - A Response to Martha Nussbaum

Tragedy and the Philosophical Life: v. 2 Republic - A Response to Martha Nussbaum

By: Martha C. Beck (author)Hardback

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Present the philosophical life as a path out of tragedy and as an understanding of how the character of Socrates exemplifies that life. This study is in response to Martha Nussbaum's interpretation of Plato in The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

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Martha C. Beck is Head of Religion and Philosophy at Lyons College, Arkansas.


Vol. II; I. Introduction; II. Nussbaum's Position; III. Response to Nussbaum No. 1: Plato's View Did Not Change, or Change as Radically as Nussbaum Claims; IV. Response to Nussbaum No. 2: Plato is not Anti-Tragic; V. Tragedy in The Republic, Book I; VI. The Low Road: Books II-V and VII-IX; VII. Response to Nussbaum No. 3: Plato Goes Beyond Tragedy; VIII. The Discussion of Homer in The Republic: Socrates' Effort to Re-educate the Youth; IX. Socrates' Creation of Rational Art; X. Socrates as the Philosophical Ruler throughout The Republic; XI. Response to Nussbaum, The Republic: True Value and the Standpoint of Perfection.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773459236
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780773459236
  • ISBN10: 0773459235

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