AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

On Plato's Hipparchus

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Institution: University of Texas – Austin
Year: 2015
Keywords: Plato; Hipparchus
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2075320
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/34042


The Hipparchus, Plato’s short dialogue on the love of gain, generally receives little attention from contemporary scholars. This essay, however, argues that Socrates’ brazenly amoral defense of seeking gain provides deep insights into some of the fundamental themes of Platonic political philosophy, helping to clarify the character of the human good, as well as its relation to philosophy and morality. Advisors/Committee Members: Pangle, Lorraine Smith (advisor), Stauffer, Devin (committee member).