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Non-Philosophical Virtue in Plato’s Phaedo

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016. 04:30 PM - 06:15 PM
Meeting Location: 
Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 011
Meeting Description: 

Speaker: Amos Espeland is a sixth-year graduate student in Philosophy writing a dissertation on the nature of law in Plato’s political philosophy.

There has been growing interest among commentators on Plato’s ethics and politics in the kinds of virtue accessible by non-philosophers. In this paper, my primary aim is to argue that there is a radical discontinuity between philosophical and non-philosophical virtue in the Phaedo that should surprise us. A related secondary aim is to offer an account of the motivation that partly makes up non-philosophical virtue in the Phaedo.

Light snacks and refreshments will be offered.

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