Plato's Cosmology and Its Ethical Dimensions

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September 2016



A systematic presentation of Plato's late cosmology shows connections to his ethics.


1. Introduction; 2. Demiurgy in the Timaeus; 3. Cosmic God and human reason in the Timaeus; 4. Creating mixtures in the Philebus; 5. Cosmos and human happiness in Philebus; 6. Reversing the myth of the Politicus; 7. Cosmic and human drama in the Politicus; 8. Good and evil in Laws X; 9. Conclusion.


Gabriela Roxana Carone has been affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires, King's College London, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies. She has also been a research fellow for CONICET (Argentina), the British Council (UK) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA). She is the author of La Nocion de dios en el Timeo de Platon (2010) and of numerous articles on ancient philosophy.


Review of the hardback: 'It is a significant contribution indeed to Plato scholarship - both daring and original. It is sure to be seen as an important work and to be much discussed.' C. D. C. Reeve, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Review of the hardback: 'Carone offers an intriguing and insightful study of the relation between cosmology and ethics in four of Plato's late dialogues ...' The Journal of Value Inquiry
EAN: 9780521845601
ISBN: 0521845602
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2016
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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