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This paper has two main claims: First, it will argue that most of what is usually interpreted as Plato's ethics is concerned primarily with the establishing a Substantive Theory of the Good. Secondly, it will be shown that Plato's link between his STG and matters of obligation is a very close one, and cannot be analyzed along either utilitarian or Kantian lines.


Julius Moravcsik presented "Ideals and Obligations in Plato's Ethics" (elswhere called “Platonic Ethics: A Radical Alternative to Modern Ethical Theories”) to the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy meeting with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association in Long Beach California, March 1984. A revised version was published in Philosophical Inquiry 7.3-4 (1985) 129-145.

For information about the author see Wikipedia "Julius Moravcsik."