• The aim of dialectics In Plato's Euthyphro 

    Fallis, Lewis Bartlett (2015-12)
    This dissertation presents an analysis of Plato’s dialogue on piety, the Euthyphro. The aim of the dissertation is to understand the nature of piety and its connection with morality. Chapter One introduces the topic of the ...
  • An analysis of Plato's Meno 

    Duggan, Nicholas James (2015-10-16)
    This thesis offers an analysis of Plato’s Meno, in which the Greek philosopher addresses more directly than in any other dialogue the character of human virtue. Believing that Plato has considerable guidance to offer us ...
  • Ancient and modern approaches to the question of punishment : Hobbes, Kant and Plato 

    Shuster, Arthur (2010-08)
    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 (2011-08)
    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 ...
  • Harmony of city and soul : Plato and the classical virtue of moderation 

    Rabinowitz, Laura (2014-12)
    This study examines and defends moderation as a moral, political, and philosophic virtue. I argue that modern political theory, despite its success in curbing certain excesses, is unable to account fully for our contemporary ...
  • On Plato's Hipparchus 

    Bellows, Samuel Palmer; 0000-0001-9270-3296 (2015-09-23)
    The Hipparchus, Plato’s short dialogue on the love of gain, generally receives little attention from contemporary scholars. This essay, however, argues that Socrates’ brazenly amoral defense of seeking gain provides deep ...
  • Plato and Thucydides on Athenian imperialism 

    Truelove, Scott Matthew (2012-05)
    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 (2010-12)
    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 ...