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Autor: Pauliina Remes
ISBN-13: 9781402085956
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 581 g
Format: 242x163x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Ancient Philosophy of the Self

Vol.64, The New Synthese Historical Library
This collection uniquely studies the various ways and conceptual frameworks with which the ancients approached selfhood. The contributions combine systematic and historical approaches to ancient sources, ranging from Socrates to St. Paul and St. Augustine.
Approaches to Self and Person in Antiquity.- Graeco-Roman Varieties of Self.- The Ancient Self: Issues and Approaches.- Assumptions of Normativity: Two Ancient Approaches to Agency.- From Plato to Plotinus.- Socratic Authority.- Protean Socrates: Mythical Figures in the Euthydemus.- Aristotle on the Individuality of Self.- What Kind of Self Can a Greek Sceptic Have?.- Inwardness and Infinity of Selfhood: From Plotinus to Augustine.- Christian and Islamic Themes.- Philosophy of the Self in the Apostle Paul.- Two Kinds of Subjectivity in Augustine's Confessions: Memory and Identity, and the Integrated Self.- The Self as Enemy, the Self as Divine: A Crossroads in the Development of Islamic Anthropology.- Locating the Self Within the Soul - Thirteenth-Century Discussions.
Pauliina Remes and Juha Sihvola In the course of history, philosophers have given an impressive variety of answers to the question, "What is self?" Some of them have even argued that there is no such thing at all. This volume explores the various ways in which selfhood was approached and conceptualised in antiquity. How did the ancients understand what it is that I am, fundamentally, as an acting and affected subject, interpreting the world around me, being distinct from others like and unlike me? The authors hi- light the attempts in ancient philosophical sources to grasp the evasive character of the specifically human presence in the world. They also describe how the ancient philosophers understood human agents as capable of causing changes and being affected in and by the world. Attention will be paid to the various ways in which the ancients conceived of human beings as subjects of reasoning and action, as well as responsible individuals in the moral sphere and in their relations to other people. The themes of persistence, identity, self-examination and self-improvement recur in many of these essays. The articles of the collection combine systematic and historical approaches to ancient sources that range from Socrates to Plotinus and Augustine.
Autor: Pauliina Remes
ISBN-13:: 9781402085956
ISBN: 1402085958
Verlag: Springer Netherlands
Gewicht: 581g
Seiten: 272
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x163x22 mm, 1 Tabellen