Meditation on a Prisoner: Towards Understanding Action and Mind
Southern Illinois University Press (1975)
|Abstract||In this brilliant analysis of mind-body problems Edward Pols adds new dimensions to the discussion of basic issues. The prisoner is Socrates, who, in a series of actions involving moral decisions, finds himself under sentence of death, and who has now decided to undergo the sentence rather than accept the opportunity to escape provided by powerful friends. Pols takes as his point of departure Socrates’ nai;ve statement of the contrast between a scientific analysis of a moral action and the point of view taken by the agent himself, and his rejection of the adequacy of the scientific analysis.|
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