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 contribution||The moral psychology of the puppet conflict and agreement in plato's laws|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Ideas y Valores|
|State||Published - 9 Sep 2019|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2019 Universidad Nacional de Colombia. All rights reserved.