Psychology

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Stephen Everson
Cambridge University Press, May 16, 1991 - Philosophy - 269 pages
This second Companion deals with the ancient theories of the psyche. The essays range over more than eight hundred years of psychological inquiry and provide critical analyses not only of the ancient discussions of the nature of the psyche and its states, but of such central topics as perception, subjectivity, the explanation of action, and what it is to be a person. In examining the wide variety of psychological theories offered by the ancient thinkers, from the increasingly complex materialism of the Presocratics and Hellenists to the dualism of Plato and Plotinus, the collection demonstrates that psychology had become a wide-ranging and sophisticated discipline long before Descartes.
 

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Contents

Heraclitus theory of soul and its antecedents
13
Platos theory of mind
35
Aristotles philosophy of mind
56
Epicurus philosophy of mind
84
Representation and the self in Stoicism
102
The objective appearance of Pyrrhonism
121
Plotinus and soulbody dualism
148
Is there a concept of person in Greek philosophy?
166
Greek medical models of mind
194
Bibliography
218
Index of names
253
Index of passages discussed
258
Index of subjects
265
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