The moral psychology of the puppet conflict and agreement in plato's laws

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Abstract

The article presents a moral psychology model on the basis of the analysis of the first book of Plato's Laws, particularly of the image of the puppet. Contemporary interpreters have been debating whether that image entails an understanding of temperance as a “victory” over pleasures, or whether it supports an understanding of that virtue as an “agreement” between pleasures and reason. In order to answer that question, the article resorts to the twofold psychology of the Philebus. This makes it possible to recognize the conflict among affects, in education in virtue, and the agreement between reason and affectivity, in the result of that educational process.

Translated title of the contributionThe moral psychology of the puppet conflict and agreement in plato's laws
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)137-159
Number of pages23
JournalIdeas y Valores
Volume68
Issue number171
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Sep 2019

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