Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Brute Within by Hendrik Lorenz

Hendrik Lorenz presents a comprehensive study of Plato's and Aristotle's conceptions of non-rational desire. They see this as something that humans share with animals, and which aims primarily at the pleasures of food, drink, and sex. Lorenz explores the cognitive resources that both philosophers make available for the explanation of such desires, and what they take rationality to add to the motivational structure of human beings. In doing so, he exposes a remarkable degree of continuity between Plato's and Aristotle's thought in this area. He also sheds fresh light, not only on both philosophers' theories of motivation, but also on how they conceive of the mind, both in itself and in relation to the body.

Buy The Brute Within by Hendrik Lorenz from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199561698
ISBN-10: 0199561699
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 157mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Brute Within by Hendrik Lorenz

Book Reviews - The Brute Within by Hendrik Lorenz

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Brute Within book by Hendrik Lorenz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Hendrik Lorenz

Hendrik Lorenz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University

Books By Hendrik Lorenz

Brute Within by Hendrik Lorenz
Hardback, April 2006