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Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

ISBN13: 9780521402026
ISBN: 0521402026
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $166.0
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Pages: 380
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The philosophers of the Hellenistic schools in ancient Greece & Rome (Epicureans, Stoics, Sceptics, Academics, Cyrenaics) made important contributions to the philosophy of mind & the philosophy of psychology. This volume, which contains the proceedings of the 5th Symposium Hellenisticum, describes & analyses their contributions on issues such as: the nature of perception, imagination & belief; the nature of the passions & their role in action; the relationship between mind & body; freedom & determinism; the role of pleasure as a goal; the effects of poetry on belief & passion. Written with a high level of historical & philosophical scholarship, the essays are intended both for classicists & for specialists interested in the philosophy of mind.