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Socrates, Pleasure, and Value$
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George Rudebusch

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195159616.001.0001

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Ethical Protagoreanism

Ethical Protagoreanism

Chapter:
(p.19) Three Ethical Protagoreanism
Source:
Socrates, Pleasure, and Value
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George Rudebusch (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195159616.003.0003

The Gorgias seems to attack hedonism; the Protagoras seems to defend it. The resolution to this apparent inconsistency is to deny that the Gorgias attacks hedonism, in general. I argue that the target attacked in the Gorgias is hedonism of apparent pleasure: an ethical Protagoreanism.

Keywords:   akrasia, hedonism, human good, Plato, pleasure, Polus, Protagoreanism, Socrates

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