Gomez-Lobo argues that behind the facade of Socratic irony lies a strictly deductive system of ethics suspended from two axioms--one governing practical rationality and the other specifying the ingredients of the good life. In the Gorgias, the author contends, Plato tries to found Socratic ethics on a metaphysical principle about goodness in general, from which the axiom concerning the good life can be derived.
"An indisputably noble tome that touches base with all the obvious ingredients, it has much to commend it..." -- Practical Philosophy, Autumn 2002.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 15th January 2001
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.17