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There is more systematic unity among Plato's ethical doctrines than is generally allowed. I shall attempt to display some of the results of trying to fit some of the pieces together; an experiment in taking Plato literally.


Lloyd Gerson presented “Plato on Knowledge, Virtue, and the Unity of Goodness” to the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association in Cincinnati, April, 1984. It was published in John P. Anton & Anthony Preus, eds. 1989. Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Vol. III: Plato, State University of New York Press, 85-100. See also his Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato. Oxford 2003.

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