I am looking at Plato's Philebus. My straightforward question is whether anybody has ever read Plato's theory of the tripartite soul as an underlying theme of the Philebus too.

Republic      Philebus 
Reason        Wisdom
Thymos        Measure    
Appetite      Pleasure

Any pointer to some specific reference is welcome.


I haven't read the Philebus yet, but i found a dedicate reader who has done his own connection between dialogues, here is a link to one e-mail where he explains his view of the relationship of the Republic and the Philebus.

  • Thanks. Nice though brief. Still does not say anything about the tripartite soul. – mario May 8 at 17:01

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