Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

by Jacques Brunschwig, Martha C. Nussbaum
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 nonspecialists interested in the philosophy of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034982
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Avant-propos
Pt. IEthics and Psychology of Hedonism1
1Epicurean hedonism3
2Anniceris et les plaisirs psychiques: quelques prealables doxographiques18
Pt. IIAtomism and Epicurean Psychology51
3Epicurus on agency53
4Democritus and Epicurus on sensible qualities72
Pt. IIIThe Passions95
5Poetry and the passions: two Stoic views97
6Seneca and psychological dualism150
7Actions and passions: affection, emotion and moral self-management in Galen's philosophical psychology184
Pt. IVStoic Psychological Concepts223
8De la 'nature phantastique' des animaux chez les Stoiciens225
9Le concept de doxa des Stoiciens a Philon d'Alexandrie: essai d' etude diachronique250
10Seneca on reason, rules and moral development285
11Chrysippus on psychophysical causality313
Bibliography332
Subject index344
Name index346
Index of passages cited351

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