José Antonio Giménez SalinasTheorie und Praxis bei Platon. Die Ethik des gemischten Lebens in Platons Philebos. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2016, 270 pp., ISBN: 978-3-89665-699-5, € 49,00.That every theory requires its own application (‘praxis’) and every praxis its own theory should no longer be controversial. This also applies to philosophy and to its history, despite the fact that not all philosophers are concerned with the practical application of their philosophical tenets. But this concern should be kept separate from the question whether a philosopher treats theoretical and practical philosophy as separate issues. If the author of this monograph speaks of the necessity of a ‘rehabilitation of practical philosophy’ in Plato, it is unclear what he means by that. He seems to think that Plato needs rehabilitation in that respect, because Aristotelian rather than Platonic ethics stand in the limelight of practical philosophy nowadays. But the preference for Aristotelian ethics is not due to the fact that Aristotle has turned ethics into an independent subject, with practical reason as its specific capacity and with principles of its own, while Plato’s dialogues discuss theoretical, metaphysical, epistemological, logical and ethical questions side by side. The reason is, rather, that Plato’s ethics is
International Journal of the Platonic Tradition – Brill
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