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Garner, John V.

Overview
Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 334 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, tra
Classifications: B2430.C3584, 194
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Most widely held works by John V Garner
The emerging good in Plato's Philebus by John V Garner( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Philebus presents a fascinating dialogue between the life of the mind and the life of pleasure. While Socrates decisively prioritizes the life of reason, he also shows that certain pleasures contribute to making the good life good. The Emerging Good in Plato's "Philebus" argues that the Socratic pleasures of learning emphasize, above all, the importance of being open to change. John V. Garner convincingly refines previous interpretations and uncovers a profound thesis in the Philebus: genuine learners find value not only in stable being but also in the process of becoming. Further, since genuine learning arises in pluralistic communities where people form and inform one another, those who are truly open to learning are precisely those who actively shape the betterment of humanity. The Emerging Good in Plato's "Philebus" thus connects the Philebus's grand philosophical ideas about the order of values, on the one hand, to its intimate and personal account of the experience of learning, on the other. It shows that this dialogue, while agreeing broadly with themes in more widely studied works by Plato such as the Republic, Gorgias, and Phaedo, also develops a unique way of salvaging the whole of human life, including our ever-changing nature. Book jacket
Democracy and relativism : a debate by Cornelius Castoriadis( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postscript on insignificance : dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis by Cornelius Castoriadis( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postscript on insignificance -- Dialogues
The Good that comes to be : the truth of pleasure and the experience of learning in Plato's Philebus by John V Garner( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Postscript on insignificance : dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis
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English (14)