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Gregory Vlastos
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08540-5228)

Plato's Social Philosophy

To examine Plato's conception of Justice (in which a person's rights and priviliges depend on his intellectual capacities) and the social background that gave rise to this conception. To contrast this attitude with the concept of the theory of "natural" rights (which assumes the instrinsic and equal worth of each individual).

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$18,000 (approved)
$18,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975