The teleology of action in Plato's Republic / Andrew Payne
- Payne, Andrew
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Varieties of Teleology -- 1.1.Introduction -- 1.2.Intentional Teleology and Natural Teleology -- 1.3.The Limits of Intentional Teleology: Phaedo 96-99 -- 1.4.The Functional Teleology of Action: An Overview -- 2.The Teleology of Action in the Ascent Passage of the Symposium -- 2.1.Introduction -- 2.2.The Form of Beauty as Unintended End of the Ascent -- 2.3.The Function of Eros -- 2.4.Teleology in the Ascent Passage -- 2.5.Objections to the Functional Teleology of the Ascent -- 2.6.Functional Teleology, Natural Teleology, Intentional Teleology -- 3.Justice, Function, and Partnerships in Republic 1 -- 3.1.Introduction: A Positive Account of Republic 1 -- 3.2.Crafts and Powers -- 3.3.The Refutation of Polemarchus -- 4.The Defense of Justice in Republic 1 -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Thrasymachus on Justice -- 4.3.The Refutation of Thrasymachus -- 4.4.Socrates' Positive Arguments for Justice -- 4.5.The Significance of Book 1 for the Republic -- 5.The Division of Goods and the Completion of Justice -- 5.1.Introduction -- 5.2.Praising Justice for Itself and the Division of Goods -- 5.3.Justice Completed: The Turn to the Best City -- 5.4.The Teleological Structure of Activities and Goods in the Best City -- 6.Teleology and the Parts of the Soul -- 6.1.Introduction -- 6.2.Parts of the Soul: Activities, Fields, Ends -- 6.3.The Rational Part: Calculation and Practical Judgment -- 6.4.What Sort of Conflict? Partition of the Soul in Republic 4 -- 6.5.The Unity Problem -- 6.6.Unity of the Soul as End of Action -- 7.The Defense of Justice and the Teleology of Action -- 7.1.Republic 4: Just Souls, Just Actions, and the Just City -- 7.2.Justice as a Class 2 Good in Republic 4 -- 7.3.Justice and Just Actions -- 8.The Form of the Good I: Vision and Knowledge in Three Images -- 8.1.Introduction -- 8.2.Three Images of the Form of the Good: An Overview -- 8.3.Vision in the Timaeus -- 8.4.Vision and the Images of the Good -- 8.5.Vision and Knowledge -- 9.The Form of the Good II: Dianoia in the Divided Line -- 9.1.Introduction -- 9.2.Some Questions about Dianoia -- 9.3.Hypotheses -- 9.4.Images and Intelligibles -- 9.5.Images for the Sake of Intelligibles -- 9.6.Dianoia and Dialectic -- Appendix to Chapter 9 -- 10.Studying Mathematics for the Sake of the Good -- 10.1.Introduction -- 10.2.The Propaedeutic Studies -- 10.3.Commensurability, Dialectic, and Giving an Account of the Hypotheses -- 10.4.Conclusion.
- This work explores a variety of teleology present in Plato's Republic, in which actions are carried out for the sake of an end that is not the intended goal. Payne draws on examples from Republic to demonstrate that performing some actions can help produce unintended results, which qualify as ends or purposes of human action.
- 9780191846670 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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