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Plato's Moral Psychology

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2018.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rachana Kamtekar, Plato's Moral Psychology, Oxford University Press, 2017, 231pp., $55.00, ISBN 9780198798446. Reviewed by A. W. Price, Birkbeck, University of London Rachana Kamtekar has already won a niche for herself through a series of articles on Plato that are not only ingenious and original (as is now de rigueur, and often enough achieved), but also genuinely perceptive. This, her first book, pursues a seminal idea through a plurality of Platonic dialogues. An introduction helpfully highlights what is central and salient, and outlines what is to come; later résumés keep the reader on track. The result should enhance anyone's appreciation and enjoyment of these familiar yet elusive texts. (I shall spice the plainness of my summaries by some dissentient musings. These should prove that the book lacks any dormitive power, and should not be read as qualifying my appreciation of it. In... Read. . .

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