Toward A Unified Platonic Human Psychology

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Toward a Unified Platonic Human Psychology defends a coherent view of "Platonic Psychology," or looking at human psychology as circular motion in the brain. Author John Mark Reynolds, using the psychology of Plato's Timaeus, advances the discussion of Plato's psychology by proposing a new reading of his view of the human soul. The implications of Plato's psychology on his ethics, view of the animal world, and theology are also examined.

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Overview

Toward a Unified Platonic Human Psychology defends a coherent view of "Platonic Psychology," or looking at human psychology as circular motion in the brain. Author John Mark Reynolds, using the psychology of Plato's Timaeus, advances the discussion of Plato's psychology by proposing a new reading of his view of the human soul. The implications of Plato's psychology on his ethics, view of the animal world, and theology are also examined.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761828167
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Mark Reynolds is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Biola University and director of Biola's Torrey Honors Institute. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester, where he wrote a dissertation analyzing the cosmology and psychology found in Plato's Timaeus.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Plato's Psychology and the Timaeus Chapter 2 The Psychology of the Timaeus Chapter 3 The Soul Immortal and Political: The Psychology of Timaeus Applied to the Phaedo and the Republic Chapter 4 Bibliography Chapter 5 Index

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