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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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Epilogue: Pleasure and Happiness in Plato's Protagoras

Epilogue: Pleasure and Happiness in Plato's Protagoras

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(p.239) Epilogue: Pleasure and Happiness in Plato's Protagoras
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Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life
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DOI:10.1093/0199282846.003.0009

This chapter focuses on Plato's Protagoras. This dialogue that has received enormous attention in discussions concerning Plato on pleasure because toward the end of the Protagoras Socrates discusses a form of hedonism, on the basis of which he then bases his subsequent argument on the nature of virtue and action. Since this hedonism facilitates his argument, it is natural to conclude that Socrates must endorse it. And, of course, this would mean that Plato, at least at some point in his career, was a hedonist.

Keywords:   pleasure, happiness, Socrates, hedonism

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