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Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life$
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Daniel Russell

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282845

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199282846.001.0001

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INTRODUCTION: PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE

INTRODUCTION: PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE

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(p.1) INTRODUCTION: PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE
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Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life
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Daniel Russell (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0199282846.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by exploring the nature of pleasure at a common-sense level. It then shows what sorts of questions we need a more theoretically complete and rigorous account of pleasure to answer, and provides a brief overview of how Plato addresses them.

Keywords:   Plato, good life, pleasure, common-sense level

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