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Ancient Philosophy of the Self

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8596-3

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This volume explores the various ways in which selfhood was approached and conceptualised in antiquity. They also describe how the ancient philosophers understood human agents as capable of causing changes and being affected in and by the world. The themes of persistence, identity, self-examination and self-improvement recur in many of these essays. The articles of the collection combine systematic and historical approaches to ancient sources that range from Socrates to Plotinus and Augustine.

Subject: Humanities, Social Science and Law / Ancient Philosophy / Aristotle / Islam / Plato / Plotin / Socrates / ethics / idea / knowledge / metaphysics / nature / philosophy / reason / subject