Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 11 September 2014

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199919802

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Plato's Rivalry with Medicine

A Struggle and Its Dissolution

Susan B. Levin

  • Makes a case for Plato's deep relevance to contemporary bioethics.
  • Argues that not only is bioethicists' confidence in Aristotle misplaced but that the richness of Plato, particularly the Laws, has so far been nearly untapped.
  • Attending carefully both to Plato and to the Hippocratic Corpus, shows that Plato targets medicine as an important rival on the topics of what is real, human nature, and the best life for human beings.