Erotic Economics: Metaphysical Foundations in Three Platonic Dialogues

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Creator: 

Campbell, Justin Andrew

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

Reading the arguments of the Meno, the Republic, and the Symposium within their mytho-historical context, this thesis proposes that there is an essentially economic dimension to Plato’s moral and political thought. By articulating a fuller and more nuanced account of the role of property in achieving Platonic virtue, conceived of here as a kind of activity that is inherently practical in nature, this thesis suggests alternative resolutions to a number of philosophical problems, including the apparent oppositions between nature and convention, the body and the soul, the individual and the city, and the material and immaterial realms.

Subject: 

Philosophy
Political Science
Literature - Classical

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Political Science

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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