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Plato & Akrasia

Michael Morris

Written by Michael Morris

Michael Morris graduated from Exeter College at the University of Oxford with both an undergraduate and postgraduate award. Before coming to the University of Sussex in 1985, he was elected to a Rank Xerox Senior Scholarship at Oriel College. Read More »

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Part One: Moral Philosophy

Step One

Click here to think about the links between akrasia and moral truth

Step Two

Click here to follow one solution to Ordinary Jo’s problem

Step Three

Click here to follow another solution to Ordinary Jo’s problem

Step Four

Click here to think again about ordinary views and moral truth

Step Five

Click here to find a slightly unusual approach to akrasia

Part Two: Plato

Step One

Click here to think about what interpreters bring to the interpretation of Plato

Step Two

Click here to see how most people interpret Plato on akrasia

Step Three

Click here for a challenge to standard interpretations of Plato on akrasia.

Step Four

Click here for a suggestion about Plato’s real view.

Step Five

Click here to take our quiz and see what kind of view of Plato you hold

Step Six

Click here for two more things relevant to the interpretation of Plato on akrasia

Further Resources

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