Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Soul and Mind in Greek Thought. Psychological Issues in Plato and Aristotle

Editors: Boeri, Marcelo D., Kanayama, Yasuhira Y., Mittelmann, Jorge (Eds.)

  • Offers new insights into the workings of the human soul and the philosophical conception of the mind
  • Examines  issues ranging from Socrates to Aristotle, and beyond, in connection with modern psychology
  • Details new approaches to Platonic and Aristotelian psychology and action theory
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About this book

This book offers new insights into the workings of the human soul and the philosophical conception of the mind in Ancient Greece. It collects essays that deal with different but interconnected aspects of that unified picture of our mental life shared by all Ancient philosophers who thought of the soul as an immaterial substance.

The papers present theoretical discussions on moral and psychological issues ranging from Socrates to Aristotle, and beyond, in connection with modern psychology. Coverage includes moral learning and the fruitfulness of punishment, human motivation, emotions as psychic phenomena, and more.

Some of these topics directly stemmed from the Socratic dialectical experience and its tragic outcome, whereas others found their way through a complex history of refinements, disputes, and internal critique.

The contributors present the gradual unfolding of these central themes through a close inspection of the relevant Ancient texts. They deliver a wide-ranging survey of some central and mutually related topics. In the process, readers will learn new approaches to Platonic and Aristotelian psychology and action theory.

This book will appeal to graduate students and researchers in Ancient philosophy. Any scholar with a general interest in the history of ideas will also find it a valuable resource. 

About the authors

Marcelo D. Boeri is full professor and researcher at the Philosophy Institute, Pontifical Catholic University (Chile). His main areas of interest are focused on psychology, moral psychology, and epistemology in Plato, Aristotle, and Stoicism. He has published papers in scientific journals, chapters of books, and books on these authors as well as annotated Spanish translations of Plato (Charmides, Theaetetus, Philebus), Aristotle (Physics I-II; VII-VIII. On the Soul), and the Early and Middle Stoicism.
Yasuhira Y. Kanayama is full professor and researcher at Nagoya University (Japan). His main interest lies in Plato’s epistemology and methodology, and also in Ancient Scepticism. He has published numerous papers especially on Plato, and Japanese translations of all the works of Sextus Empiricus (with Mariko Kanayama), Aristotle, On Coming-to-be and Passing-away, and of such academic books as A.A. Long, Hellenistic Philosophy, and J. Barnes and J. Annas, The Modes of Scepticism.
Jorge Mittelmann is associate professor and researcher at the Philosophy Institute, University of the Andes (Chile). His research is centered on Aristotle’s psychology (and its reception within the Peripatetic and Neoplatonic traditions), logic and ontology. He has published several papers and chapters of books on these and other related topics as well as an annotated Spanish translation of Aristotle’s Categories and On Interpretation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Boeri, Marcelo D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

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  • The Influence of the ‘Honeyed Muse’ (ἡδυσμένη Μοῦσα) Over the Soul in Plato’s Republic

    Botter, Barbara

    Pages 19-36

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  • Socrates on Punishment and the Law:Apology 25c5-26b2

    Brickhouse, Thomas C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

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  • Why Didn’t Socrates Escape?

    Kanayama, Mariko

    Pages 55-80

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  • Plato’s Wax Tablet

    Kanayama, Yasuhira Y.

    Pages 81-109

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soul and Mind in Greek Thought. Psychological Issues in Plato and Aristotle
Editors
  • Marcelo D. Boeri
  • Yasuhira Y. Kanayama
  • Jorge Mittelmann
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78547-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78547-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78546-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 251
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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