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On the Soul and Other Psychological works : and Other Psychological works -  Aristotle

On the Soul and Other Psychological works

and Other Psychological works

Paperback Published: 7th June 2018
ISBN: 9780199588213
Number Of Pages: 352

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'. . . the more honourable animals have been allotted a more honourable soul. . . '

What is the nature of the soul? It is this question that Aristotle sought to answer in De Anima (On the Soul). In doing so he offers a psychological theory that encompasses not only human beings but all living beings. Its basic thesis, that the soul is the form of an organic body, sets it in sharp contrast with both Pre-Socratic physicalism and Platonic dualism. On the Soul contains Aristotle's definition of the soul, and his explanations of nutrition, perception, cognition, and animal self-motion.

The general theory in De Anima is augmented in the shorter works of Parva Naturalia, which deal with perception, memory and recollection, sleep and dreams, longevity, life-cycles, and psycho-physiology.

This new translation brings together all of Aristotle's extant and complementary psychological works, and adds as a supplement ancient testimony concerning his lost writings dealing with the soul. The introduction by Fred D. Miller, Jr. explains the central place of the soul in Aristotle's natural science, the unifying themes of his psychological theory, and his continuing relevance for modern philosophy and psychology.

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Elegant, philosophically sensitive, and informed by some of the best recent scholarly work on Aristotle's psychology and biology [...] I probably cannot overemphasise how good this translation is a whole, and how useful it will be to students and scholars wanting an accessible, up to date translation of all of Aristotle's psychological works together. Miller's work is a great scholarly achievement, and one that is worth far more than its listed price. * Jason W. Carter, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

Introduction Note on the Translation On the Soul On Perception, On Memory, and On Sleep On Dreams, On Prophecy, On Length, On Youth, Fragments, Hymn to Hermias Explanatory Notes Index

ISBN: 9780199588213
ISBN-10: 019958821X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 7th June 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.26

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