Passions and Perceptions
Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind
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Passions and Perceptions by Jacques Brunschwig
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521034982
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jacques Brunschwig
Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy, Paperback (January 2007)
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Guide to Greek Thought, Paperback (November 2003)
This volume, drawn from the reference work "Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge", gives fresh insight into the originality of major figures and the legacy of important currents of thought.
Greek Pursuit of Knowledge, Paperback (November 2003)
In this volume drawn from the reference work "Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge", scholars take up basic topics in philosophy and science, offering an account of the extraordinary explosion of desire for knowledge in the classical Greek world.
Greek Thought, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by Jacques Brunschwig
Ancient Greek thought provides the basis for the intellectual, ethical and political civilization of the West. This collection of over 60 essays explores the full length and breadth of Greek thought - showing the Greeks looking at themselves, their knowledge, poetics and rhetoric.
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