Fighting Pleasure: Plato and the Expansive View of Courage

Journal of Value Inquiry 53 (2):255-273 (2019)
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In both the Laches (191d-e) and the Laws (1.633c-d, 1.634a-b, and 1. 635d), Plato has his protagonist defend the claim that courage (andreia) is not simply a matter of resisting pain and fear but about overcoming pleasure and desire as well. In this paper, I argue that Plato took the expansive view of courage seriously and that there are several reasons why we should too.

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Nicholas Baima
Florida Atlantic University

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Aristotelian Courage.Antony Duff - 1987 - Ratio (Misc.) 29 (1):2.

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