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Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

By (author) Julia Annas
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkerley, United States
Published: 1st Feb 1992
Dimensions: w 230mm h 150mm d 25mm
Weight: 580g
ISBN-10: 0520075544
ISBN-13: 9780520075542
Barcode No: 9780520075542
Synopsis
This is a survey of Stoic and Epicurian ideas about the soul - an introduction to two ancient schools whose belief in the soul's physicality offer parallels to modern approaches in the philosophy of mind. Annas incorporates recent thinking on Hellenistic philosophy of mind. In part, the Hellenistic epoch was a "scientific" period that broke with tradition in ways that have an affinity with the modern shift from the 17th and 18th centuries to the present day. Hellenistic philosophy of the soul, Annas argues, is in fact a philosophy of mind, especially in the treatment of such topics as perception, thought and action.

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