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Zena Hitz
Saint John's College
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    Aristotle on Law and Moral Education.Zena Hitz - 2012 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 42:263-306.
    It is widely agreed that Aristotle holds that the best moral education involves habituation in the proper pleasures of virtuous action. But it is rarely acknowledged that Aristotle repeatedly emphasizes the social and political sources of good habits, and strongly suggests that the correct law‐ordained education in proper pleasures is very rare or non‐existent. A careful look at the Nicomachean Ethics along with parallel discussions in the Eudemian Ethics and Politics suggests that Aristotle divided public moral education or law‐ordained habituation (...)
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    Degenerate Regimes in Plato's Republic.Zena Hitz - 2010 - In Mark McPherran (ed.), Plato's 'Republic': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
    The essay concerns the negative end of the political argument of the Republic, that injustice—the rule of unreason—is both widespread and undesirable, and that whatever shadows of virtue or order might be found in its midst are corrupt and unstable. This claim is explained in detail in Republic 8 and 9. These passages explain recognizable faults in recognizable regimes in terms of the failure of the rule of reason and the corresponding success of the rule of non-rational forms of motivation. (...)
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    Plato on the Sovereignty of Law.Zena Hitz - 2009 - In Ryan Balot (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 367-381.
    This paper is in part an introduction to Plato's late political philosophy. In the central sections, I look at Plato's Laws and Statesman and ask the question of how law can produce authentic virtue. If law is merely coercive or habituating, but virtue requires rational understanding, there will be a gap between what law can do and what it is supposed to do. I examine the solution to this difficulty proposed in the Laws, the persuasive preludes attached to the laws, (...)
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    Virtue and Law in Plato and Beyond, Written by Julia Annas. [REVIEW]Zena Hitz - 2019 - Polis 36 (3):574-580.
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    Plato’s Laws: A Critical Guide. Edited by Christopher Bobonich. [REVIEW]Zena Hitz - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):441-446.
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    The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece. [REVIEW]Zena Hitz - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy 102 (11):594-601.
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