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By Plato Robin A.H. Waterfield | Comments: ( 455 ) | Date: ( Dec 12, 2019 )

Taking the form of a discussion between the hedonist Philebus, his na ve disciple Protarchus and Socrates, Philebus is a compelling consideration of the popular belief that pleasure is the greatest attainable good Here, Socrates speculates on the differing intensities of both pleasure and pain explores the notion that they can be divided into pure and impure types consiTaking the form of a discussion between the hedonist Philebus, his na ve disciple Protarchus and Socrates, Philebus is a compelling consideration of the popular belief that pleasure is the greatest attainable good Here, Socrates speculates on the differing intensities of both pleasure and pain explores the notion that they can be divided into pure and impure types considers the relationship between the one and the many and establishes knowledge as a far higher goal A profound argument that true fulfillment can only be achieved by the pursuit of beauty, truth and moderation, Philebus is among the earliest and most fascinating explorations of one of the most fundamental human questions how to lead a good life.

  • Title: Philebus
  • Author: Plato Robin A.H. Waterfield
  • ISBN: 9780140443950
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback

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Plato Robin A.H. Waterfield

Greek Arabic Alternate Spelling Plat n, Platone Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.Plato is one of the most important Western philosophers, exerting influence on virtually every figure in philosophy after him His dialogue The Republic is known as the first comprehensive work on political philosophy Plato also contributed foundationally to ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology His student, Aristotle, is also an extremely influential philosopher and the tutor of Alexander the Great of Macedonia.

Comments Philebus

  • Hussain Ali

    محاورة خطرةمهمةمتعبةممتعة

  • Mebarka Fekih

    Aesthetic of architectural facade brought me HERE.

  • Yann

    Excellent Platon! Fidèle à sa prudente méthode non dogmatique, il invite naturellement à la réflexion en déroulant des dialogues clairs et lisibles, tout en donnant une leçon de pédagogie en faisant de Socrate un habile psychologue qui prend toujours garde à ne pas froisser ses interlocuteurs, cherchant plus à convaincre avec bienveillance qu'à en imposer vainement. A partir de la question de la prééminence du plaisir ou de l'intelligence, il utilise l'analyse pour distinguer préci [...]

  • Alan Fuller

    Socrates teaches that the names mind and wisdom are to be honored most. These names may be said to have their best and most exact application when the mind is engaged in the contemplation of true being.

  • David Williamson

    Plato is a read that makes you wish you could wade in with a cutting comment to Socrates, rather than the usually flimsy opposition. As Protarchus has the rhetoric skill of most of Plato's adversaries, which is generally minimal to non-existent, and Philebus basically sulks throughout the dialogue.Plato's books are very good when there is a strong counter argument through the book, this does not have one. There are moments of interest concerning the nature of pleasure, but many arguments are rat [...]

  • Jairo Fraga

    Diálogo com um debate pertinente entre Sócrates e Protarco, sobre o que é um bem maior, a inteligência (que Sócrates faz a defesa), e o prazer (preferido de Filebo). Através de subdivisões e de boa argumentação conclui-se que o melhor não é nem um nem outro, mas algo entre eles.O argumento de Sócrates em relação aos doentes sentirem prazer imenso quando saem de um estado horrível de dor, é bem interessante e fácil de usar para convencimento a favor da inteligência.A importânci [...]

  • Benjamintl

    Ikke denne oversettelsen

  • Sophie

    Very elegant translation~

  • Cody

    "Socrates: In fact the verdict the argument reached is that pleasure will take fifth place.Protarchus: So it seemsSocrates: But not the first place – not even if all the cows and horses, and the whole animal kingdom, claim it is, by their pursuit of pleasure. The popular assessment of pleasure as the mainspring of the good life is caused by relying on animals, as seers do on birds; people imagine that beasts’ predilections are more authoritative witnesses than those of arguments inspired by [...]

  • Garrett Cash

    I went into reading this dialogue without much excitement for it. The last three or so Platonic dialogues I've read have been dull, meandering works that appear to have been written by a genius who had lost his humor and ability to self-critique. These works characterize Plato's so called "late period," in which he became at once more focused on the philosophic methods and less focused on making any sense. Philebus, however, is like seeing your old friend again. He may still be torn and frayed o [...]

  • Bob Nichols

    This dialogue takes a long time to get to its point, if there is one. It’s an extensive treatment of something related to pleasure, reason and, maybe, the good. It’s clear enough that pleasure is not the good relative to “thought, intelligence, memory and things akin to these.” Later in the dialogue we find that reason and wisdom are also not by themselves the good, and then we learn that Socrates comes up with a version that involves both pleasures and reason. The route through all of t [...]

  • Leonardo

    Pero Platón siguió siendo el centro de mis estudios. Mi primer libro sobre él, Platos dialektische Ethik, procedente de mi trabajo de oposición, fue en realidad un libro abortado sobre Aristóteles. Mi punto de partida fue el doblete de los dos tratados aristotélicos sobre el «placer» (Et. Nic. H 10-13 y K 1-5). Abordé el problema, apenas solucionable desde perspectivas genéticas, al modo fenomenológico; es decir, quise, si no «explicar» esa coexistencia por la vía históricogenéti [...]

  • Alice Watkins

    This isn't a complaint, since I find Plato dialogues very charming for their miscellaneous banter, but half of the dialogue itself consisted of slight reworded repeats of the following:Socrates: But you have forgotten one thing!Protarchus: What's that?Socrates: I will tell you now!Protarchus: Please tell me.However, when you get past it stylistically, this whole book, introduction and dialogue, gives very detailed analysis on Plato's views on pleasure and pain, and how they interact with knowled [...]

  • Rodolfo Barrientos acosta

    Filebo, escrito por Platón pero dialogado por Sócrates y Protarco, es la discusión sobre cuál es un bien mayor, si el placer o la sabiduría.Este pequeño texto me ha enseñado dos cosas muy importantes:La primera es que en cualquier discusión deben asegurarse los conceptos mismos de las palabras claves que atañen a la discusión, y crear un marco de trabajo bien establecido para poder llegar a un conclusión firme.La segunda es que, si se quiere aplicar la mayéutica de Sócrates vas a ne [...]

  • J.

    child, addict, philosopher. consider these as three. ask what it takes for there to be a thirdw, as a scholar, i'm not qualified to second-guess benardete, but speaking just as a philosopher i'm puzzled by the translation at times can one be so careful that one passes beyond literal correctness and back into unintelligibility and even error again? answer: of course; this is what's called 'overtranslation', and i suspect there's a dose of that here.

  • Jim

    Thank goodness for Plato and the Muslim scholars who passed this on to the West, that we have such monuments to the remarkable intellect of Socrates. Here, he disputes w/ friends about the difference between the good and the merely pleasurable.

  • Matthew Wohlgemuth

    Easily one of the hardest and the finest books ever written.

  • Dirk Hennebel

    Onnoemelijke nuances. Waarschijnlijk een van de moeilijkst te interpreteren gedachtegangen van Plato.

  • Ibis3

    I have no notes of what I thought about this dialogue.

  • Rob Roy

    Which is more important, pleasure or knowledge?

  • Riccardo

    Testo interessante ma, essendo tutto meno che semplice, la divisione in parti e paragrafi operata dal curatore complica solamente le cose.

  • Mike

    An almost ignored work by Plato that is as crucial read as any in order to understand Plato.

  • Ivi


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