Amazon cover image
Image from Amazon.com

Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2009Copyright date: ©2009Description: 1 online resource (572 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9783110216523
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Body and Soul in Ancient PhilosophyDDC classification:
  • 128.1093
LOC classification:
  • B105.M53G47 2007
Online resources:
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- The Pythagorean conception of the soul from Pythagoras to Philolaus -- Das Pythagorasfragment des Xenophanes und die Frage nach der Kritik der Metempsychosenlehre -- Empedocles and metempsychüsis: The critique of Diogenes of Oenoanda -- Heraclitus on measure and the explicit emergence of rationality -- Demokrits Seelenmodell und die Prinzipien der atomistischen Physik -- Three kinds of Platonic immortality -- „Denn mit Menschen sprechen wir und nicht mit Göttern". Platonische und epikureische epimeleia tês psychês -- Die energeia des Philosophen - zur Einheit von literarischem Dialog und philosophischer Argumentation in Platons Phaidon -- Die aretê des Leibes: Die Stellung der Gesundheit in Platons Güterlehre -- Körper und Geist bei Aristoteles - zum Problem des Funktionalismus -- The priority of soul in Aristotle's De anima: Mistaking categories? -- Aristotle on desire and action -- Aristoteles' Zirbeldrüse? Zum Verhältnis von Seele und pneuma in Aristoteles' Theorie der Ortsbewegung der Lebewesen -- Aporien in der aristotelischen Konzeption des Beherrschten und des Schlechten -- How does the soul direct the body, after all? Traces of a dispute on mind-body relations in the Old Academy -- Stoics on souls and demons: Reconstructing Stoic demonology -- Stoic souls in Stoic corpses -- Galen and the Stoics: What each could learn from the other about embodied psychology -- Philosophical norms and political attachments: Cicero and Seneca -- Anima Christiana -- Der Geist im vollkommenen Körper. Ein Gedankenexperiment in Augustins De civitate dei 22 -- Die Auferstehung des Leibes -- Backmatter.
Summary: The problem of body and soul has a long history that can be traced back to the beginnings of Greek culture. The existential question of what happened to the soul at the moment of death, whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy, from the early days to Late Antiquity. The contributions in this volume not only do justice to the breadth of the topic, they also cover the entire period from the Pre-Socratics to Late Antiquity. Particular attention is paid to Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers, that is the Stoics and the Epicureans.
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Ebrary Ebrary Afghanistan Available EBKAF00035417
Ebrary Ebrary Algeria Available
Ebrary Ebrary Cyprus Available
Ebrary Ebrary Egypt Available
Ebrary Ebrary Libya Available
Ebrary Ebrary Morocco Available
Ebrary Ebrary Nepal Available EBKNP00035417
Ebrary Ebrary Sudan Available
Ebrary Ebrary Tunisia Available
Total holds: 0

Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- The Pythagorean conception of the soul from Pythagoras to Philolaus -- Das Pythagorasfragment des Xenophanes und die Frage nach der Kritik der Metempsychosenlehre -- Empedocles and metempsychüsis: The critique of Diogenes of Oenoanda -- Heraclitus on measure and the explicit emergence of rationality -- Demokrits Seelenmodell und die Prinzipien der atomistischen Physik -- Three kinds of Platonic immortality -- „Denn mit Menschen sprechen wir und nicht mit Göttern". Platonische und epikureische epimeleia tês psychês -- Die energeia des Philosophen - zur Einheit von literarischem Dialog und philosophischer Argumentation in Platons Phaidon -- Die aretê des Leibes: Die Stellung der Gesundheit in Platons Güterlehre -- Körper und Geist bei Aristoteles - zum Problem des Funktionalismus -- The priority of soul in Aristotle's De anima: Mistaking categories? -- Aristotle on desire and action -- Aristoteles' Zirbeldrüse? Zum Verhältnis von Seele und pneuma in Aristoteles' Theorie der Ortsbewegung der Lebewesen -- Aporien in der aristotelischen Konzeption des Beherrschten und des Schlechten -- How does the soul direct the body, after all? Traces of a dispute on mind-body relations in the Old Academy -- Stoics on souls and demons: Reconstructing Stoic demonology -- Stoic souls in Stoic corpses -- Galen and the Stoics: What each could learn from the other about embodied psychology -- Philosophical norms and political attachments: Cicero and Seneca -- Anima Christiana -- Der Geist im vollkommenen Körper. Ein Gedankenexperiment in Augustins De civitate dei 22 -- Die Auferstehung des Leibes -- Backmatter.

The problem of body and soul has a long history that can be traced back to the beginnings of Greek culture. The existential question of what happened to the soul at the moment of death, whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy, from the early days to Late Antiquity. The contributions in this volume not only do justice to the breadth of the topic, they also cover the entire period from the Pre-Socratics to Late Antiquity. Particular attention is paid to Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers, that is the Stoics and the Epicureans.

Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.