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Passions and Perceptions
Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

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Gisela Striker, André Laks, Julia Annas, David Furley, Martha C. Nussbaum, Brad Inwood, James Hankinson, Jean-Louis Labarrière, Carlos Lévy, Phillip Mitsis, David Sedley
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  • Date Published: April 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521402026

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  • The philosophers of the Hellenistic schools in ancient Greece and Rome (Epicureans, Stoics, Sceptics, Academics, Cyrenaics) made important contributions to the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of psychology. This volume, which contains the proceedings of the Fifth Symposium Hellenisticum, describes and analyses their contributions on issues such as: the nature of perception, imagination and belief; the nature of the passions and their role in action; the relationship between mind and body; freedom and determinism; the role of pleasure as a goal; the effects of poetry on belief and passion. Written with a high level of historical and philosophical scholarship, the essays are intended both for classicists and for specialists interested in the philosophy of mind.

    • Essays on the ancient psychology of the passions
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    • Date Published: April 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521402026
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Ethics and Psychology of Hedonism:
    1. Epicurean hedonism Gisela Striker
    2. Annicéris et les plaisirs psychiques: quelques préalables doxographiques André Laks
    Part II. Atomism and Epicurean Psychology:
    3. Epicurus on agency Julia Annas
    4. Democritus and Epicurus on sensible qualities David Furley
    Part III. The Passions:
    5. Poetry and the passions: two Stoic views Martha C. Nussbaum
    6. Seneca and psychological dualism Brad Inwood
    7. Actions and passions: affection, emotion and moral self-management in Galen's philosophical psychology James Hankinson
    Part IV. Stoic Psychological Concepts:
    8. De la 'nature phantastique' des animaux chez les Stoïciens Jean-Louis Labarrière
    9. Le concept de doxa des Stoïciens à Philon d'Alexandrie: essai d'étude diachronique Carlos Lévy
    10. Seneca on reason, rules and moral development Phillip Mitsis
    11. Chrysippus on psychophysical causality David Sedley
    Subject index
    Name index

  • Editors

    Jacques Brunschwig, Université de Paris I

    Martha C. Nussbaum, Brown University, Rhode Island


    Gisela Striker, André Laks, Julia Annas, David Furley, Martha C. Nussbaum, Brad Inwood, James Hankinson, Jean-Louis Labarrière, Carlos Lévy, Phillip Mitsis, David Sedley

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