Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind
By Martha C. Nussbaum
The philosophers of the Hellenistic faculties in old Greece and Rome (Epicureans, Stoics, Sceptics, teachers, Cyrenaics) made very important contributions to the philosophy of brain and the philosophy of psychology. This quantity, which includes the complaints of the 5th Symposium Hellenisticum, describes and analyses their contributions on concerns akin to: the character of notion, mind's eye and trust; the character of the passions and their function in motion; the connection among brain and physique; freedom and determinism; the function of delight as a objective; the results of poetry on trust and fervour. Written with a excessive point of ancient and philosophical scholarship, the essays are meant either for classicists and for experts attracted to the philosophy of brain.