Man, Soul and Body: Essays in Ancient Thought from Plato to Dionysius (Collected Studies Series, 549)

Man, Soul and Body: Essays in Ancient Thought from Plato to Dionysius (Collected Studies Series, 549)

John M. Rist


Comprising 17 articles, this assortment specializes in the makes an attempt of (mostly) pagan thinkers in Greco-Roman antiquity to appreciate the character of morality opposed to a heritage of wide-ranging debate concerning the courting among soul and physique, and the need for an accurate psychology and body structure if the "good lifestyles for guy" is to be published. 3 papers examine Plato, whose complex mixture of ethics, psychology and metaphysics units the degree for many of the controversy; one learn is on Aristotle; 5 research the stoics and 5 take care of Plotinus. there's one additional article at the basic challenge of the connection among ethics, cosmology and biology and the quantity concludes with the obstacle between either pagans and Christians in overdue antiquity over even if guy is of course more than enough to right his personal ethical weak point.

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