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Mental Conflict : Translation Studies - A. W. Price

Mental Conflict

Translation Studies

Paperback Published: 17th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415115575
Number Of Pages: 232

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As earthquakes expose geological faults, so mental conflict reveals tendencies to rupture within the mind. Dissension is rife not only between people but also within them, for each of us is subject to a contrariety of desires, beliefs, motivations, aspirations. What image are we to form of ourselves that might best enable us to accept the reality of discord, or achieve the ideal of harmony?
Greek philosophers offer us a variety of pictures and structures intended to capture the actual and the possible either within a reason that fails to be resolute, or within a split soul that houses a play of forces. Reflection upon them alerts us to the elusiveness at once of mental reality, and of the understanding by which we hope to capture and transform it. Studying in turn the treatments of Mental Conflict in Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, A.W. Price demonstrates how the arguments of the Greeks are still relevant to philosophical discussion today.

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"A profound and sustained exploration of the theories of mind devised by Greek philosophers to account for psychological conflict." -Malcolm Schofield

Introductionp. 1
Socratesp. 8
Socrates and Diotima: an appendixp. 27
Platop. 30
Aristotlep. 104
The Stoicsp. 145
Between Plato and the Stoa: appendix on Posidoniusp. 175
Notesp. 179
Primary sourcesp. 205
Note on translationsp. 209
Secondary citationsp. 211
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780415115575
ISBN-10: 0415115574
Series: Translation Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 17th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1