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Toward a Unified Platonic Human Psychology - John Mark Reynolds

Toward a Unified Platonic Human Psychology

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Published: 28th July 2004
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Toward a Unified Platonic Human Psychology defends a coherent view of "Platonic Psychology," or looking at human psychology as circular motion in the brain. Author John Mark Reynolds, using the psychology of Plato's Timaeus, advances the discussion of Plato's psychology by proposing a new reading of his view of the human soul. The implications of Plato's psychology on his ethics, view of the animal world, and theology are also examined.

Plato's Psychology and the Timaeusp. 1
Toward a Unified Platonic Psychologyp. 1
Tejera and Strauss on Platop. 3
The Timaeus as Mythp. 7
The Strong-Myth Commentatorsp. 10
The Weak-Myth Platonistsp. 16
A.E. Taylorp. 23
Reading the Timaeusp. 30
The Psychology of the Timaeusp. 47
The Opening Platonic Movesp. 47
Reason in the Soul: Historical and Philosophic Considerationsp. 52
Implications of the Cosmic Soul for Human Psychologyp. 55
The Cosmic Soul and Simplicityp. 58
The Cosmic Soul: Simplicity and Mixturep. 60
The Problem of Motion in the Simple Soulp. 62
Cosmic Soul: Some Final Reflectionsp. 68
Time and the Soulp. 69
The Creation of a Unified Human Soulp. 74
The Soul and Body Relationshipp. 79
Introduction to the Problemp. 79
Necessity and the Relationship of Body and Soulp. 80
Relationships within the Parts of the Human: Motion in the Soul/Body Compositep. 82
The Body and Soul: A New Elementp. 89
The Mortal Soul: Creation and Functionp. 90
The Location and Function of the Mortal Soulp. 90
Divination in the Mortal Soulp. 92
Problems for the Platonic Soulp. 97
Overviewp. 97
The Problem of Individuationp. 99
Status of the Account of the Creation of the Bodyp. 101
The Soul at the Moment of Deathp. 104
Plato's Views on "Science" Relation to His Psychologyp. 108
Animals and the Humanp. 112
Psychological Dualismp. 118
Introduction to the Issuesp. 118
Plato and Substance Dualismp. 118
The World of Becoming: the Nature of Soul and Matterp. 119
Motion, Soul, and Matterp. 121
Humanity and Dualismp. 124
Death and Memoryp. 125
Conclusion: Plato's View of the Human Soulp. 129
The Soul Immortal and Political: The Psychology of Timaeus Applied to the Phaedo and the Republicp. 141
Immortality: the Psychology of the Phaedop. 142
Phaedo and the Issue of Consistencyp. 142
Light from the Timaeus on the Psychology of the Phaedop. 147
The Soul of the City: The Psychology of the Republicp. 150
The Republic's and the Timaeus' Psychology: Do They Compliment Each Other?p. 150
The Human Soul in the City Revealed in the Cosmology of the Timaeusp. 154
Concluding Remarksp. 157
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780761828167
ISBN-10: 0761828168
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 28th July 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 26.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.25