• Ancient and modern approaches to the question of punishment : Hobbes, Kant and Plato 

    Shuster, Arthur (2010-12-09)
    The modern criminal justice system is experiencing what may be called a moral crisis brought about by a fundamental disagreement regarding the just and humane treatment of criminals and the purpose of punishment. This ...
  • Aristotle and Plato on Law : the Nicomachean Ethics and the Minos 

    Kushner, Jeremy Christopher (2012-02-27)
    In this paper, I examine the treatments of law contained within Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Plato’s Minos. I find that both offer powerful and complementary critiques of law, while recognizing law’s power and promise ...
  • Examining ambition : an interpretation of Plato's Alcibiades 

    Helfer, Ariel Oscar (2013-12-04)
    The relationship between Socrates and Alcibiades was infamous in antiquity. Alcibiades’ notorious betrayal of the Athenians during the Peloponnesian war helped to bring about Athens’ downfall, and the charges of corrupting ...
  • Plato and Thucydides on Athenian imperialism 

    Truelove, Scott Matthew (2012-07-13)
    For over two thousand years, Plato’s superiority to Thucydides was taken as an article of faith in Western philosophy. Nietzsche was the first to challenge this verdict by asserting his view—on philosophical grounds—that ...
  • Plato's Theaetetus and the problem of knowledge 

    Rabinowitz, Laura (2011-02-21)
    In keeping with Socrates’ advice that it is “a better thing to accomplish a little well than a lot inadequately” (Theaetetus, 187d), this master’s report provides a detailed study of a few relatively short sections of ...