New York: Cambridge University Press (1991)

Stephen Everson
University of York
This second Companion deals with the ancient theories of the psyche. The essays range over more than eight hundred years of psychological enquiry 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 the different psychological theories offered by the ancient thinkers, from the increasingly complex materialism of the Presocratics and Hellenistics to the dualism of Plato and Plotinus, the collection demonstrates that psychology had become a wide-ranging and sophisticated discipline long before Descartes. The essays will be of interest not only to ancient philosophers but also to all those studying psychology and its history
Keywords Mind and body   Dualism   Philosophy, Ancient   Philosophy of mind   Psychology
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Call number BF161.P79 1991
ISBN(s) 0521353386 (hardback)   9780521353380   0521358612   0521353386   9780521358613
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