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Kraut, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 245 publications in 5 languages and 11,221 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: JC71.A41, 171.3
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Most widely held works about Richard Kraut
 
Most widely held works by Richard Kraut
The Cambridge companion to Plato by Richard Kraut( Book )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen specially-commissioned essays discuss Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion
What is good and why : the ethics of well-being by Richard Kraut( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is good? How can we know, and how important is it? In this book Richard Kraut, one of our most respected analytical philosophers, reorients these questions around the notion of what causes human beings to flourish--that is, what is good for us. Observing that we can sensibly talk about what is good for plants and animals no less than what is good for people, Kraut advocates a general principle that applies to the entire world of living things: what is good for complex organisms consists in the maturation and exercise of their natural powers. Drawing on the insights of ancient Greek philosophy, Kraut develops this thought into a good-centered moral philosophy, an "ethics of well-being" that requires all of our efforts to do some good. Even what is good of a kind--good poems no less than good people--must be good for someone. Pleasure plays a key role in this idea of flourishing life, but Kraut opposes the current philosophical orthodoxy of well-being, which views a person's welfare as a construct of rational desires or plans, actual or ideal. The practical upshot of Kraut's theory is that many common human pursuits--for riches, fame, domination--are in themselves worthless, while some of the familiar virtues--justice, honesty, and autonomy--are good for every human being
Socrates and the state by Richard Kraut( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle on the human good by Richard Kraut( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Republic : critical essays by Richard Kraut( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing between two covers the most influential and accessible articles on Plato's Republic, this collection illuminates what is widely held to be the most important work of Western philosophy and political theory. It will be valuable not only to philosophers, but to political theorists, historians, classicists, literary scholars, and interested general readers
Aristotle : political philosophy by Richard Kraut( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackwell guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics by Richard Kraut( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of sixteen essays on one of the most widely studied texts in the history of ethics. This book discusses the human good, the general nature of virtue, the distinctive characteristics of particular virtues, voluntariness, self-control, and pleasure. It illuminates Aristotle's ethics for both scholars and students new to the work
Politics by Aristotle( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Politics : critical essays by Richard Kraut( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Politics is widely recognized as one of the classics of the history of political philosophy, and like every other such masterpiece, it is a work about which there is deep division. Many readers of Aristotle are uncertain whether his Politics has any contribution to make to contemporary debates about political life and political theory. The essays in this volume sharpen this issue by addressing, implicitly or explicitly, this very question about the relevance of Aristotle's thinking in contemporary political philosophy. Written by leading scholars in lucid and accessible style, the ten essays in this volume will prove to be a critical resource for newcomers to Aristotle."--Jacket
Against absolute goodness by Richard Kraut( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Kraut argues that goodness is not a reason-giving property--in fact, there may be no such thing
Plato by Richard Kraut( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The unexamined life is not worth living'. Plato is the foundational thinker of European speculative thought. He was the first Western writer to undertake a comprehensive and rigorous study of the fundamental categories of reality and value, and few philosophers have escaped his influence or rivaled the depth of his works, many of which have remarkable dramatic power and literary beauty. His writings range over ethics, politics, religion, art, the structure of the natural world, mathematics, the human mind, love, sex, and friendship.Richard Kraut explores the intellectual milieu that gave rise to Plato's thinking and emphasizes the influence of Socrates, whose devotion to the examined life and death at the hands of Athenian democracy are memorialized in many of Plato's writings. The full extent of his moral and political thought and its metaphysical underpinning are investigated. Kraut argues that Plato's theory of forms is grounded in common sense, and that his critique of democracy and search for a rational religion continue to be of vital importance
Nature, knowledge and virtue : essays in memory of Joan Kung( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politica by Aristotle( Book )

in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics by Aristotle( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new translation of one of the fundamental texts of Western political thought combines strict fidelity to Aristotle's Greek with a contemporary English prose style. Lord's intention throughout is to retain Aristotle's distinctive style. The accompanying notes provide literary and historical references, call attention to textual problems, and supply other essential information and interpretation. A glossary supplies working definitions of key terms in Aristotle's philosophical-political vocabulary as well as a guide to linguistic relationships that are not always reflected in equivalent English terms. Lord's extensive introduction presents a detailed account of Aristotle's life in relation to the political situation and events of his time and then discusses the problematic character and history of Aristotle's writings in general and of the Politics in particular. Lord also outlines Aristotle's conception of political science, tracing its relation to theoretical science on the one hand and to ethics on the other. In conclusion, he briefly traces the subsequent history and influence of the Politics up to modern times."--Publisher's description
Aristotle Politics : books VII and VIII by Richard Kraut( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politica by Aristotle( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apeiron : a journal for ancient philosophy and science by Monash University( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and classical studies
Politics by Aristotle( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito by Rachana Kamtekar( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts
Aristóteles : a ética à Nicômaco by Richard Kraut( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Portuguese and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Plato
Alternative Names
Kraut, R. 1944-

Kraut, Richard

Richard Kraut Amerikaans filosoof

Richard Kraut teacher in Northwestern University

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What is good and why : the ethics of well-beingSocrates and the stateAristotle on the human goodPlato's Republic : critical essaysAristotle : political philosophyThe Blackwell guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean ethicsPoliticsAristotle's Politics : critical essays