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Part of Companions to Ancient Thought

Malcolm Schofield, Sabina Lovibond, T. H. Irwin, Julia Annas, A. A. Long, Stephen Everson, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Christopher Gill, R. J. Hankinson
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  • Date Published: May 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521353380

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  • This second Companion deals with the ancient theories of the psyche. The essays range over more than eight hundred years of psychological inquiry and provide critical analyses not only of the ancient discussions of the nature of the psyche and its states, but of such central topics as perception, subjectivity, the explanation of action, and what it is to be a person. In examining the wide variety of psychological theories offered by the ancient thinkers, from the increasingly complex materialism of the Presocratics and Hellenists to the dualism of Plato and Plotinus, the collection demonstrates that psychology had become a wide-ranging and sophisticated discipline long before Descartes.

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    "This book is a collection of original, introductory essays about Greek and Roman theories of the soul by some of the more accomplished scholars now working. It will prove a valuable resourcefor educators, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates." Teaching Philosophy

    "This voluume has a good 'spread'; six of the nine essays deal with the five hundred years after Aristotle... This is a very useful collection for those interested in the study of animal or human behavior and those interested primarily in their history." Lesley Dean-Jones, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.

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    • Date Published: May 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521353380
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Heraclitus' theory of soul and its antecedents Malcolm Schofield
    3. Plato's theory of mind Sabina Lovibond
    4. Aristotle's philosophy of mind T. H. Irwin
    5. Epicurus' philosophy of mind Julia Annas
    6. Representation and the self in stoicism A. A. Long
    7. The objective appearance of Pyrrhonism Stephen Everson
    8. Plotinus and soul - body dualism Eyjólfur K. Emilsson
    9. Is there a concept of person in Greek philosophy? Christopher Gill
    10. Greek medical models of mind R. J. Hankinson
    Bibliography
    Index of names
    Index of passages discussed
    Index of subjects.

  • Editor

    Stephen Everson, University of York

    Contributors

    Malcolm Schofield, Sabina Lovibond, T. H. Irwin, Julia Annas, A. A. Long, Stephen Everson, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Christopher Gill, R. J. Hankinson

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